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Burning Girls: A Tor.Com Original [NOOK Book]

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"Burning Girls", by Veronica Schanoes, is a fascinating dark fantasy novella about a Jewish girl educated by her grandmother as a healer and witch growing up in an increasingly hostile environment in Poland in the late nineteenth century. In addition to the natural danger of destruction by Cossacks, she must deal with a demon plaguing her family.

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Burning Girls: A Tor.Com Original

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Overview


"Burning Girls", by Veronica Schanoes, is a fascinating dark fantasy novella about a Jewish girl educated by her grandmother as a healer and witch growing up in an increasingly hostile environment in Poland in the late nineteenth century. In addition to the natural danger of destruction by Cossacks, she must deal with a demon plaguing her family.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466848054
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Publication date: 6/19/2013
  • Series: A Tor.Com Original
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 4,879
  • File size: 813 KB

Meet the Author


Veronica Schanoes is Assistant Professor in the department of English at Queens College - CUNY.  Her fiction has appeared in Queen Victoria's Book of Spells, Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, and Strange Horizons.  She lives in New York City.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2014

    Excellent, but unexpected

    This is a very short story, only 43 pages, but it is a very compelling read. There's really not much that can be said without spoiling it. It's definitely worth the little bit of time it will take to read it.

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2014

    Sad tale

    This story was well written and interesting, but was quite depressing. It was filled with tragedy without any redeeming message of hope to balance out the bad. There was not just one misfortune...this short story had everything from pillaging Cossacks and mobs destroying jewish ghettos to dead babies and tragic fires packed into it's 42 pages. Save yourself the misery and skip this one!

    9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 29, 2014

    One word: Wow. Ok... one more word: Brilliant. Seriously. Histo

    One word: Wow. Ok... one more word: Brilliant.

    Seriously. History and legend were seamlessly blended together to produce a very masterful short story. I highly recommend it.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2014

    Not very gruesome, but very very good. Wonderful language, very

    Not very gruesome, but very very good. Wonderful language, very evocative.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2014

    Yes, read this story!

    This is the best confrabrication (is this a word?) of fact and science fiction. Best short story and best new author I have read in a long time.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2014

    Thank you for writing this moving tale

    Brings other times places andpeople to life in a gem of a short story

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2014

    Enjoyable and short

    I had fun with this one, my complaints are....it ended too quickly I felt it only touched the surface and did not go deep enough.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2014

    Burn

    A very short story. The ending was bad.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 2, 2014

    Very good writing!

    The author had my attention quickly and maintained it until an end that came too soon. This book made me realize that I had a low expectation of "free books", and I see now that they can be an introduction to excellent
    writers who warrant being sought after for more than just a taste. Excellent storytelling.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 13, 2014

    This story was an interesting mix of old world cultures mixed wi

    This story was an interesting mix of old world cultures mixed with the new. There was both history and legend to make a very different story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2014

    I wish this story would have gone somewhere. The ending was abr

    I wish this story would have gone somewhere. The ending was abrupt and very disappointing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2014

    Interesting

    I found this to be an interesting short story. Almost like an adult fairytale.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2014

    Waiting for a story......

    Started reading this book, it got off to an okay start. Kept going, waiting for more, waiting for more. All of a sudden I see "Rumpelstiltskin". Up until then it had the potential to be a really good book. Instead, the author took a fairytale and tried to rework it. Too bad she didn't have the talent to really take it somewhere worthwhile. Will be deleting this one from my library.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2014

    I did not care for this book at all. The Rumplestiltskin-esque

    I did not care for this book at all. The Rumplestiltskin-esque story line was annoying, and not one character in the book was very appealing. I'm not even crazy about the art on the front cover. Mercifully, at 43 pages it was short. I deleted it from my Nook library.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2014

    Great!

    This novella captured the charcaters perfectally. I would recomend it to anyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2014

    Really good book

    Really good book amazing outstanding

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2014

    One word: captivating! This story is beautifully written. There'

    One word: captivating! This story is beautifully written. There's just the right amount of magic and mysticism to make this piece of fiction intriguing but not unrelatable. I was honestly bummed out to finish it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2014

    Interesting

    Purchase this short story. You wont regret it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2014

    Good

    42pages. Short story but well written. All except the ending, i liked. It was a bit abrupt. No clear resolution. Just an ending.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2014

    Dark Historical Fantasy

    Wow!

    Author Veronica Schanoes blends fairy tale, early twentieth-century history, and Jewish folklore, and makes it work. The hard-headed heroine who believes in the supernatural world, is a wonderful character.

    The pseudo-explanation of the title early on in the story falls flat, and some of the imagery seems forced. But the story still works because, like fairy tale, it is about a deep human longing.

    I wish it had not been spoiled for me by reviewers who gave away the main plot points and the ending.

    I can see why this novella was nominated for a Nebula Award. It is a well-written, thought-provoking story. I recommend it. Thanks to the publisher for making it available as an ebook.

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