Synopses & Reviews
Praise for Mary Rickert's books:
"The Memory Garden is a lovely book of women, friendship, sadness and healing, and it is genuinely uplifting. Like the garden of its title, this is a book to take in slowly, to spend time in, to wander through; you'll likely find your-selves the better for it."— NPR
"This is a novel haunted by mortality—with people who died young, with people now old and dying, with ghosts. But it is often a joyful novel, a novel of life, forgiveness and good meals with friends and strangers."—Los Angeles Review of Books
"I've seldom read a book as gentle, and yet as powerful."— io9.com
"Rickert writes with a blend of poetical language and dark suspense."—The Washington Post
"A poet of the extremes housed within the human heart."—Locus
Mary Rickert writes hard, political stories that yet encom-pass the gentle wisdom of the ages. Here are cruelty and love. War and regeneration. She has long been an undiscovered master of the short story and this survey collection, including new work, will open the eyes of a wide, astonished audience.
Mary Rickert has worked as kindergarten teacher, barista, Disneyland balloon vendor, and in the personnel de-partment of Sequoia National Park where she spent her time off hiking the wilderness. She is the author of two collections and the novel The Memory Garden and she has received the Shirley Jackson and World Fantasy awards. She lives in Wisconsin. See more at maryrickert.com.
Scalding and dark, these stories remind us of the price of politics, the costs we all pay, knowing and not.
About the Author
Mary Rickert: Mary Rickert has worked as kindergarten teacher, barista, Disneyland balloon vendor, and in the personnel department of Sequoia National Park where she spent her time off hiking the wilderness. She is the author of two collections and a novel The Memory Garden
. She lives in Wisconsin.