A Real Daughter

by Lynne McKelvey

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    “…Her prose is deceptive. It initially feels languid and easily engaging, yet it harbors thorns that can pierce both the skin and the heart.”

    —Joe Kilgore
    "RECOMMENDED" by THE US REVEIW OF BOOKS
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    "… Debut author McKelvey has a gift for conjuring and maintaining a sepulchral atmosphere of expectancy. As the plot progresses, the reader will become gradually and tantalizingly aware that he or she is being led to a dramatic crescendo.
    … A morbidly eerie and artfully crafted psychological thriller."

    —KIRKUS REVIEWS
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    “A Real Daughter is the real thing: a compelling, psychologically astute inquiry into the seismic shifts on one, uneasily blending California family haunted by the past.”

    —CRISTINA GARCIA, NOVELIST,
    DREAMING IN CUBAN, NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST


    “Has a very Maupassant quality of horror artfully restrained – until it isn’t…Masterful writing and storytelling…Deeply unnerving.”

    —HILARY REYL, NOVELIST, LESSONS IN FRENCH


    “Lynne McKelvey treads a path through a secretive garden of Eden where all of nature’s instincts get turned on their head. The writing is luscious and chilling. Expect to be afraid – and then horrified.”

    —MARY MORRISSEY, NOVELIST, MOTHER OF PEARL,
    LANNAN LITERARY AWARD FOR FICTION


    “Unputdownable"

    JIM KRUSOE, NOVELIST, THE SLEEP GARDEN


    “I read it cover to cover on two successive nights this week. I particularly liked the writing - clear, straightforward and without any of the fuzzy over-writing that infects some literature today. The story was thoroughly engaging and the characters entirely believable.”

    MICHAEL WOLFSON, PLAYWRIGHT, A PARADISE OF FOOLS


    "I was riveted … well written and absorbing."

    JOAN COHEN, FILM RESEARCHER


    "A brilliant first novel, hopefully, the first of many to follow."

    SEDAN, AMAZON REIVEW


 

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