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Erika Swyler

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Erika Swyler is the author of The Book of Speculation, a national bestseller, Indie Next pick, and a Buzzfeed Best Book of the Year. Her forthcoming novel, Light from Other Stars (Bloomsbury, 2019), is about a young girl and an invention that alters the fabric of time. Her essays and short fiction have appeared in Catapult, VIDA, The New York Times, and elsewhere.

Erika lives on Long Island, NY, with her husband and a petulant rabbit. She writes, bakes, is a casual runner, and has very strong feelings about typewriters.

Average rating: 3.6 · 25,252 ratings · 4,172 reviews · 5 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Book of Speculation

3.60 avg rating — 24,508 ratings — published 2015 — 43 editions
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The Mermaid Girl: A Story

3.62 avg rating — 672 ratings — published 2016 — 3 editions
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Das Wassermädchen: Shortstory

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Little Twitch

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June 2015, Erika Swyler
"With circus mermaids, traveling tarot readers, and a bona fide family curse, her debut novel, The Book of Speculation, blends carnival history and bookish lore." ...More

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“Once you’ve held a book and really loved it, you forever remember the feel of it, its specific weight, the way it sits in your hand.”
Erika Swyler, The Book of Speculation

“Perhaps the book opened a door; books have a way of causing ripples.”
Erika Swyler, The Book of Speculation

“Having all the time in the world makes getting things done impossible.”
Erika Swyler, The Book of Speculation

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The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald by Katarina Bivald Reminiscent of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, this is a warm, witty book about friendship, stories, and love.
 
  6 votes 33.3%

The Book of Speculation The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler by Erika Swyler A sweeping and captivating debut novel about a young librarian who is sent a mysterious old book, inscribed with his grandmother's name. What is the book's connection to his family?
 
  4 votes 22.2%

The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap: A Memoir of Friendship, Community, and the Uncommon Pleasure of a Good Book The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap A Memoir of Friendship, Community, and the Uncommon Pleasure of a Good Book by Wendy Welch by Wendy Welch A book about losing your place, finding your purpose, and immersing yourself in what holds community, and humanity, together—books
 
  3 votes 16.7%

The Little Paris Bookshop The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George by Nina George Internationally bestselling and filled with warmth and adventure, The Little Paris Bookshop is a love letter to books, meant for anyone who believes in the power of stories to shape people's lives.
 
  2 votes 11.1%

The Giant's House The Giant's House by Elizabeth McCracken by Elizabeth McCracken An unusual love story about a little librarian on Cape Cod and the tallest boy in the world, "The Giant's House" is the magical first novel from the author of the 1994 ALA Notable collection Here's Your Hat, What's Your Hurry.
 
  1 vote 5.6%

First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen First Impressions A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen by Charlie Lovett by Charlie Lovett A thrilling literary mystery co-starring Jane Austen from the New York Times bestselling author of The Bookman’s Tale
 
  1 vote 5.6%

The Library of Unrequited Love The Library of Unrequited Love by Sophie Divry by Sophie Divry One morning a librarian finds a reader who has been locked in overnight.
 
  1 vote 5.6%

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