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Erika Swyler

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Erika Swyler is the bestselling author of Light From Other Stars, and The Book of Speculation. Her essays and short fiction have appeared in Catapult, Literary Hub, 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: 3.61 · 33,872 ratings · 5,384 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Book of Speculation

3.60 avg rating — 30,752 ratings — published 2015 — 47 editions
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Light from Other Stars

3.81 avg rating — 2,242 ratings — published 2019 — 7 editions
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The Mermaid Girl: A Story

3.59 avg rating — 797 ratings — published 2016 — 4 editions
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Largehearted Boy: Erika Swyler's Playlist for Her Novel "Light from Other Stars"

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Erika Swyler made a comment on Help an Indie Out
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" Ruth wrote: "I just finished reading Light from Other Stars for a book club meeting next Wednesday. There are so many nuggets woven throughought the s ...more "
Erika Swyler made a comment on On a Somber Note
" Ruth wrote: "So sorry for the loss of Editor and friend. Condolencez"
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" Fenris wrote: "Thank you for the list! I added a few to my 'to-read' shelf and had several there already. Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell is my favour ...more "
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Is it time? Yes. It's time. I wrote this book and I'm very fond of it. I hope you are too. :-)
" Ruth wrote: "I am reading the Kindle book. I remember where I was when the explosion took place and the astronauts were lost. Riveting story. I love t ...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

“Having all the time in the world makes getting things done impossible.”
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

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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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