In her vivid and sly, gentle and wise long anticipated first collection, Delia Sherman takes seemingly insignificant moments in the lives of artists or sailors — the light out a window, the two strokes it takes to turn a small boat — and finds the ghosts haunting them, the magic surrounding them. Here are the lives that make up larger histories, here are tricksters and gardeners, faeries and musicians, all glittering and sparkling, finding beauty and hope and always unexpected, a touch of wild magic.
Praise for Sherman's previous books:
"Multilayered, compassionate and thought-provoking." — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Fantastic in every sense of the word, Sherman's (Through a Brazen Mirror) second novel is a skillfully crafted fairy tale that owes as much to E.T.A. Hoffman as to Charles Perrault... The Porcelain Dove is no dainty vertu but a seductive, sinister bird with razored feathers." — Publishers Weekly
Delia Sherman is the author of two middle grade novels, Changeling and The Magic Mirror of the Mermaid Queen. Her short stories for younger readers have appeared in numerous anthologies. She is also the author of a number of novels for adults as well as the co-editor of two Interfictions anthologies, among others. Delia Sherman lives in NYC.