Sarah Canary

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G.P. Putnam's Sons
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5.34 X 0.68 X 8.04 inches | 0.56 pounds
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About the Author

Karen Joy Fowler, a PEN/Faulkner and California Book Award winner, is the author of six novels (two of them New York Times bestsellers) and four short story collections. She has been a Dublin IMPAC nominee, and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2014. She lives in Santa Cruz, California.


Praise for Sarah Canary

"Unforgettable...Incandescent...Bewitching."--Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Unexpectedly moving."--The New Yorker

"A playful romp through the Pacific Northwest at the end of the last century, mixing poetry and newspaper reports into a wild yarn."--San Francisco Chronicle

"Sarah Canary is certainly an enchanted and enchanting narrative, and Karen Fowler has found her way from the details of what we take to be our history, our past, to the legend that is our true present. Her powers of evocation of character and consequence, her storytelling gifts, are exhilarating, and she has given us, at the beginning of her writing life, a work with the suggestive authority--and the evanescent, haunting power--of myth."--W.S. Merwin

"Remarkable...A larger than life, magical realist Western that is funny, mysterious, and harrowing by turns...Its imaginative virtuosity and stylistic resources announce Karen Joy Fowler as a major writer."--New York Newsday

"Part adventure story, part history lesson, part flight of marvelous fancy, Sarah Canary is among the very best novels I have read this year."--San Diego Tribune

"Powerful...Touching...Hilarious...Fowler interweaves historical fact and fiction, creating almost real world, somewhat along the lines of E. L. Doctorow's Ragtime."--Locus

"[A] quirky, original tale...marvelously framed in the events and scenery of the Northwest frontier."--San Antonio Express-News

"Remarkable...A fascinating romp, in which actual events are so cleverly intertwined with the author's fanciful inventions that the reader grows unsure which to disbelieve."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)