"Raven Mocker" named A Top Ten Book of 2003 -- Books & Culture Corner: The Top Ten Books of 2003
... a marvelous feat of imagination ... This is a book that is destined to become a classic and win many awards. -- The Baton Rouge Advocate (LA) 10/12/03
...best-kept secret among contemporary American writers. She writes like an angel ... who has learned what it is to be human. -- Books & Culture 12/22/03
...prose this luminous and a narrative this strong deserve wide readership... hope this beautiful novel reaches the audience it deserves -- The Memphis Commercial Appeal (TN) 11/20/03
Best Children's Book of 2003: "The Curse of the Raven Mocker" -- 12/28/03
Marvelous feat of imagination... This is a book that is destined to become a classic and to win many awards. -- Greg Langley, Bks. Ed.
Prose this luminous and narrative this strong deserve wide readership... We hope this beautiful novel reaches the audience it deserves. -- Memphis Commercial Appeal 11/23/03 Fredric Koeppel Bks. Ed.
Youmans...is the best-kept secret among contemporary American writers. She writes like an angel... -- ”Books & Culture” John Wilson, Ed. 12/22/2003
Marly is a native of the Carolinas who now lives in exile in snowy upstate New York with her husband and three children, though she goes back to the North Carolina mountains where The Curse of the Raven Mocker is set several times a year. She wrote the book because her middle child begged for a fantasy, but she refused to write the sort of European-style fantasy her daughter had in mind. She likes the way Books and Culture described the result: [If you haven't heard about this novel, that may be because it was published as a Young Adult book. Then again, it's a novel that eludes categories right and left. It's a fantasy--but nothing like most books in that genre. It draws a lot on Cherokee lore, but it isn't a Native American book. It is a portrait of the artist as a girl about to become a woman, and a story of the Spirit (and of spiritual warfare).] Marly is also the author of three prior books, Little Jordan (David Godine, 1995), Catherwood (Farrar, Straus and Giroux,1996), and The Wolf Pit, winner of the Shaara Award and co-runner-up for the Southern Book Award (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001). The first two of these were reviewed as crossovers that would please young adults who like good books. Her books of poems (most of them formal), Claire, appeared from Louisiana State University Press in December of 2003. A companion book to the Raven Mocker entitled Ingledove is forthcoming, also from FSG.
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