The World Fantasy Award-winning author's foray into the modern world-now in paperback. No stranger to the realms of myth and magic, World Fantasy Award-winning author Patricia A. McKillip presents her first contemporary fantasy in many years-a tale of the tangled lives mere mortals lead, when... show more
The World Fantasy Award-winning author's foray into the modern world-now in paperback. No stranger to the realms of myth and magic, World Fantasy Award-winning author Patricia A. McKillip presents her first contemporary fantasy in many years-a tale of the tangled lives mere mortals lead, when they turn their eyes from the beauty and mystery that lie just outside of the everyday... When bookstore owner Sylvia Lynn returns to her childhood home in upstate New York, she meets the Fiber Guild-a group of local women who meet to knit, embroider, and sew-and learns why her grandmother watches her so closely. A primitive power exists in the forest, a force the Fiber Guild seeks to bind in its stitches and weavings. And Sylvia is no stranger to the woods
Publish date: January 2nd 2007
Publisher: Ace Trade
Pages no: 278
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Urban Fantasy
, Magical Realism
Series: Winter Rose (#2)
Patricia McKillip is a wonderful writer who I wish was better known. She's a magician with characterization and a good storyteller to boot. I found this in the YA section and it's suitable for the kids and adults too. A young woman is drawn back to the hometown she dosen't want to go home to, and di...
eh. This is supposedly a sequel to Winter Rose, and while I think it does frame that book in an interesting way, I also have problems with the modern, real-world setting, which just ended up confusing me. I couldn’t figure out exactly where they were. And I just felt like Winter Rose wasn’t our worl...
This book did remind me of Charles de Lint's "Wild Wood" but it was still a very good story and one that kept me entertained and curious. I will have to say that the sudden switching of characters without the necessary buildup of said character expectation threw me off a bit and I could've been okay...
Bookshop owner Sylvia returns to the family home she's avoided since she was a teen. Confronted with her loving family once more, Sylvia begins to realize that her grandmother is much more than she seems--and that the local sewing circle is far more powerful than she ever dreamed. Their stitches pro...