The name H.P. Lovecraft typically dredges up images of unspeakable horror: Fishmen. Cthulhu. Eldritch geometry. Gibbering phantasms of doom. Yes, H.P. deserves his reputation as the father of ancient terrors for his 1930s-era stories of occult space alien demigods, but he had a budding second career: accidental matchmaker.
The woods are full of mystery in The Sisters of the Winter Wood, an enchanting tale of family loyalty and secrets. Drawing on elements of Jewish and Russian myth, along with Christina Rossetti’s poem, “Goblin Market,” Rena Rossner’s debut novel makes for an intoxicating brew. Sisters Liba and Laya couldn’t be more different—and each will discover […]