This week I read Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell. You may recall that she also wrote Swamplandia!, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Although well-written, Swamplandia! was a very difficult book for me to finish. You can read my review of Swamplandia! here.
Vampires in the Lemon Grove is a collection of (not so short) stories. Her prose is lyrical and pretty....sometimes distractingly so. I found myself sighing over her prose, distracting myself from the often macabre plots. There are eight stories in the anthology, and I liked seven of them.
"Vampires in the Lemon Grove" is about a vampire couple who travel the world searching for the cure for their unquenchable thirst: