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“Compelling, eerie and beautiful.”
– Nuala O'Connor, author of Miss Emily
“Some books set up house inside your soul. The Stolen Child is one such book. Utterly magnificent.”
– M.R. Carey, author of The Girl With All the Gifts
“Startling, bewitching and new … this is a novel to devour.”
– Belinda McKeon, author of Tender
IN THE COUNTRY OF THE YOUNG is a haunting, beautifully rendered, exquisitely doomy novel … the story builds inexorably, carried along by its own brand of otherworldly eroticism.
Janet Maslin, THE NEW YORK TIMES
I read EVERY VISIBLE THING like I read all Carey's other books, late into the night, loath to put it down even to sleep. And the book has lingered in my imagination ever since I finished it. It is a remarkable feat.
AYELET WALDMAN, author of Love and Treasure
LOVE IN THE ASYLUM astutely blends realism and magic … A haunting and mystical tale.
Within the course of a few pages, we're cheering on these fragile souls,hoping that they'll invent a way around the walls and dead ends they've been repeatedly told they have to accept…
WASHINGTON POST BOOKWORLD
THE STOLEN CHILD
is a piercing exploration of regret and desire, longing and love. It is a gorgeously written, inventive, and compelling novel.”
– Ayelet Waldman, author of Love and Treasure
In the Press
In BOOKISH: An Irish Island Lost in Time
In PORTLAND PRESS HERALD: Irish Tale of Magic and Motherhood
THE BOSTON GLOBE: A Saga of Love and Magical Realism
LITHUB: An Excerpt from The Stolen Child
THE IRISH TIMES: Island-Hopping Author
IRISH INDEPENDENT: No Woman is an Island
About the Author
Lisa Carey grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts. She attended Boston College; later, while working on her MFA in Writing from Vermont College, she worked as a bookseller at Brookline Booksmith. She went to Ireland to research her first novel, and ended up living there for five years. In 1998 she published her debut, the critically-acclaimed The Mermaids Singing, followed two years later by In The Country of the Young. Every Visible Thing won a Lambda Literary Award for Fiction and Love in the Asylum won a Massachusetts Book Award. Her novels have been translated into a dozen languages and optioned for film.
She has been awarded fellowships at The Hawthornden Castle Writer’s Retreat, The Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, The MacDowell Colony, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Ragdale. She lives in Portland, Maine, with her husband and son, and returns to Ireland whenever she can.
Launch Party 7 pm
NEW ORLEANS, LA
Reading with Tom Piazza
Reading April 20, 7pm
SOUTH HADLEY, MA
Staged Reading 7pm
Reading Friday June 12th with Alan McMonagle
"Carey has written a mesmerizing tale about motherhood, superstition, betrayal, and the porous boundary between the real and the magical."
"Magical realism of the best kind, utterly devoid of whimsy."
– Kirkus, Starred Review
"I could not help but surrender to Lisa Carey’s dark, dazzling, quintessentially Irish plot, her lush prose, and her magical, gratifying ending. The Stolen Child is completely and utterly ravishing.”
– Monica Wood, author of The One-in-a-Million-Boy