Ivory Apples

by Lisa Goldstein

Ivy and her sisters have a secret: their reclusive Great-Aunt is actually Adela Madden, inspired author of the fantasy classic, Ivory Apples. Generations of obsessive fans have searched for Adela, poring over her letters, sharing their theories online, and gathering at book conventions. It is just a matter of time before one fan gets too close.

So when the seemingly-perfect Kate Burden appears at the local park, Ivy knows that something isn’t right. Kate has charmed the entire family, but she is suspiciously curious about Ivory Apples.  And Ivy must protect what she and her Great-Aunt share: magic that is real, untamable, and—despite anyone’s desire—always prefers choosing its own vessel.

Reviews

“An absorbing fantasy about the power of art, family secrets—and obsession.”

Kirkus

“An absorbing fantasy about the power of art, family secrets—and obsession.”

Locus

“It’s great, I loved it, you will also love it.”

Tor.com

“Immersive, erudite and unsettling.”

The Morning Star

“Lisa Goldstein has created a masterpiece of fantasy and reality.”

The Lovely Librarian

“If you enjoyed books such as The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang, Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente, or War for the Oaks by Emma Bull, you’ll love IVORY APPLES.”

Little Red Reviewer

“This is a strong entry into the mysterious magical book genre.”

Wordnerdy

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