The Looking Glass

The Looking Glass

by Janet McNally

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062436276
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/14/2018
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 227,848
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Janet McNally is the author of the novels The Looking Glass and Girls in the Moon, as well as a prizewinning collection of poems, Some Girls. She has an MFA from the University of Notre Dame, and her stories and poems have been published widely in magazines. She has twice been a fiction fellow with the New York Foundation for the Arts. Janet lives in Buffalo, New York, with her husband and three little girls, in a house full of records and books, and teaches creative writing at Canisius College. You can visit her online at www.janetmmcnally.com.

 

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The Looking Glass 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
SMParker 8 months ago
I bought this book thinking it would be a great read over my lazy vacation but then it arrived early and I devoured it in one (nearly sleepless) night. The Looking Glass is a contemporary novel infused with magic and poetry and the very badass Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac. I was in awe as McNally wove together elements of fairy tale retellings in modern day New York, magical realism and the secret language of sisters forged in childhood. Oh, and there’s a lovely, swoony romance too. This book truly blew me away as only the best storytelling can do. I’d read and loved McNally’s debut novel, Girls in the Moon, so I was glad her sophomore novel was just as dreamy, brilliant and absorbing. If you love a compelling quest (road trip!!!) with immersive writing, this novel is perfect. My only regret is that I didn’t linger in the pages because McNally’s writing is so poetic and lovely that it deserves to be read slowly and savored.