Reviews

A lovely starred review!

“With this tale, Rickert can build an audience that will marvel at her witchy talents.”

http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-4022-9712-0

 

“”Best of all, in a brilliant alchemical turn, Rickert transforms the lead-weight problem of indecisive identities into storytelling gold in this bewitching marvel of a book.”

http://bookpage.com/reviews/16512-mary-rickert-memory-garden#.VC1-vCxAS1s

 

“I’ve seldom read a book as gentle, and yet as powerful as The Memory Garden.”

http://io9.com/the-memory-garden-by-mary-rickert-is-a-breathtaking-mas-1588208448

 

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 yourselves the better for it.”

http://www.npr.org/2014/05/14/312190592/the-memory-garden-grows-with-grace-and-tenderness

 

“Fifteen years into her career, though, it began to seem hopeless to wish for a novel from her.  And yet, life being full of miracles, here such a charming beast crops up, issued under her full name and proving just as rich and resonant as her short fiction.”

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/review/two-memory-banks

 

“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.”

https://lareviewofbooks.org/review/magic-memory-menace

 

“Rickert writes with a blend of poetical language and dark suspense…”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/best-new-science-fiction-and-fantasy-the-memory-garden-the-three-motherless-child/2014/05/20/47098378-dc33-11e3-bda1-9b46b2066796_story.html

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