Erika Swyler

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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, Little Twitch (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: 3.59 · 24,695 ratings · 4,107 reviews · 5 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Book of Speculation

3.59 avg rating — 23,961 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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The Mermaid Girl: A Story

3.62 avg rating — 667 ratings — published 2016 — 3 editions
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Das Wassermädchen: Shortstory

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Little Twitch

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3.60 avg rating — 67 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
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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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