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January 04, 2010


You must read Lumilla Petrushevskaya's new collection, There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor's Baby and Other Scary Fairy Tales. Amazing, creepy, and Russian.

Her name, and her title, already makes me fall in love.

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