New Reviews: Marie Claire, Vanity Fair, New York Magazine, Flavorwire & Booklist!

An ocean of gratitude for the new ISLE reviews/mentions this week:

In New York Magazine, Kathryn Schulz says “My current favorite short-story-writer-too-few-people-have-heard-of is Laura van den Berg, whose new collection, The Isle of Youth, is a smart, fun, noir-y treasure map of where families hide their secrets and lost souls hide themselves.”

In Marie Claire, ISLE is one of Steph Opitz’s “What to Read Now” picks.

Vanity Fair says “The stories in Laura van den Berg’s dreamy The Isle of Youth are absolutely captivating.”

At Booklist Annie Bostrom weighs in with: “…Van den Berg sends her characters along the undulations of extraordinary familial relationships—navigating their understood strength and, at the same time, arbitrariness—and gathers their piercingly true, hauntingly single voices in this memorable collection.”

At Flavorwire ISLE is a “Must-Read for November.”