Posted by: ktzefr | June 21, 2010

To Come and Go Like Magic: A few more tidbits…

Happy Monday!

I’ve been working madly on a new project for the last month, but I still take some time to bounce around the web to see what readers are saying about To Come and Go Like Magic.  Here are a few more tidbits to share…

From the Crimson Review (reviews by graduate students in the School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alabama)

“‘I wish I could be like a butterfly,’ I say. ‘I’d like to come and go like magic.’” Chili Sue Mahoney’s words accurately and succinctly describe the driving plot behind this coming-of-age novel…Katie Fawcett’s debut novel incorporates a series of social issues, such as poverty, lack of education, and pride, that continue to plague the Appalachian region today…MORE

From Nebula (a blog by a book lover, Beth Hull)

“…Today I review, for your reading pleasure, To Come and Go Like Magic. If you’ve read The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, you’ll know what I mean when I say this: sparkling, poignant vignettes….To Come and Go Like Magic is an entire novel written in sweet, two-to-four page chapters. But they’re not really chapters because they do everything a novelist is not supposed to do when trying to create suspense and keep the reader turning the page. Each vignette has a beginning, middle, and (kiss of death for chapters) an end. There’s a sense of completion, which made each vignette feel like its own poem, its own work of art….MORE

Check out additional reader reviews HERE



  1. Amazing — this is quite a wonderful thing that you did!

    • THANKS, Kathy!!

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