Burning Girls and Other Stories

Burning Girls and Other Stories

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When we came to America, we brought anger and socialism and hunger. We also brought our demons.


In Burning Girls and Other Stories, Veronica Schanoes crosses borders and genres with stories of fierce women at the margins of society burning their way toward the center. This debut collection introduces readers to a fantasist in the vein of Karen Russell and Kelly Link, with a voice all her own.

Emma Goldman--yes, that Emma Goldman--takes tea with the Baba Yaga and truths unfold inside of exquisitely crafted lies. In Among the Thorns, a young woman in seventeenth century Germany is intent on avenging the brutal murder of her peddler father, but discovers that vengeance may consume all that it touches. In the showstopping, awards finalist title story, Burning Girls, Schanoes invests the immigrant narrative with a fearsome fairytale quality that tells a story about America we may not want--but need--to hear.

Dreamy, dangerous, and precise, with the weight of the very oldest tales we tell, Burning Girls and Other Stories introduces a writer pushing the boundaries of both fantasy and contemporary fiction.

With a foreword by Jane Yolen

Title:Burning Girls and Other Stories
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250781505
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    Burning Girls and Other Stories Reviews

  • Jenny Lawson

    Two of these stories were so brilliant and perfect I wanted to marry them. Two were so confusing I wanted someone to explain them to me. The rest were quite good. So a bit hit-or-miss but the hits are...

  • Mara

    This was a really delightful book of speculative, experimental short stories. I think some of the stories are more successful than others, but overall, I was entertained and engaged throughout, even i...

  • Jess ?Harbinger of Blood-Soaked Rainbows?

    I requested this from Netgalley because I've read a few of this lady's stories and she is wickedly dark and twisty and delightful.Please dear netgalley, grant my request...

  • Sahitya

    Average Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️.8I knew nothing about the author or this collection itself when I requested an arc of this book. All I saw was that stunning cover and title, and I knew I wanted...

  • Liv Sol Lilith Oschlag

    First of all, I might as well state my biases. This is a feminist short story collection with queer flavor, and I’m a queer feminist. So, there. Feminist spins on fairy tales, mental illness, worker...

  • ??? Shelley's ??? Book Nook

    This rating is based on my personal enjoyment of the stories and not the authors ability to write. The subject matter just wan't my thing and neither is speculative fiction. To be honest...

  • Beth Cato

    I received an advanced copy of this book through NetGalley.Veronica Schanoes's new collection from Tor includes an incredible breadth of work across a span of time and fantasy. The voices that she evo...

  • niri

    loved every single story in this...

  • Cheri

    Intense and oh so good. ...

  • Ana

    3 stars *may changeTW: self-harm, death, antisemitismI'm a big fan of short stories-and by that I mean I like reading books under 200 pages so I can complete my reading goal quicker. This isn't techni...