The thing about publishing is that you work and wait for years (three years, in fact, since I wrote the first scene of The Magpie’s Library), then everything happens in a big rush.
As I have mentioned before, The Magpie’s Library is coming out this month – next week, in fact. The launch is at Bakka-Phoenix books on May 23rd at 6:30pm. Come! There will be cake (of course).
The first review is in too, and it’s a super-lovely one from Quill and Quire.
Quill and Quire
Told in lively prose imbued with a British parlance, The Magpie’s Library is a nuanced tale that isn’t afraid to play with multiple narratives and timelines. The chapters shift between Silva’s point-of-view, the magpie’s, and the characters that Silva inhabits. Elements of magic realism add excitement and wonder, but the book moves beyond the superficial skimming of gateway fantasy. Here is an otherworldly story that deals with weighty topics such as Alzheimer’s, death, and the complexity of family relationships. A rich emotional landscape is presented to show how grief and pain at times necessitate the need to explore other worlds.
And, to cap it all off, my book has been spotted in the wild, by my friend (and awesome author) Lisa Dalrymple!