Aug 12, 2012 9:36 AM
We just finished our latest book club book, Karen Russell's Swamplandia! ($17), and seriously came right here to tell you to read it! It's the perfect August novel - threaded with the heat of the Florida Everglades, a good dose of magical realism, and cleverly-crafted main characters. The storytelling is lyrical and the coming-of-age tale is as strange as it is familiar.