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Karen Salyer McElmurray

Author Amy Greene wrote about Wanting Radiance: "In vivid prose that reads like pure poetry, Karen McElmurray has written an incantatory Appalachian gothic tale of love, murder, and restless souls, populated with flesh-and-blood characters. WantingRadiance is nothing less than a literary masterpiece."  And Crystal Wilkinson praises, "This book is brimming with haints, lives full of magic and Karen McElmurray's storytelling is the most haunting of all."
Both are spot on; I found myself falling for Miracelle and Ruby right from the beginning. They are strong women searching for lives that have more meaning than the ones they're living.  Who really knows that the cards we pick, when having our fortune read, aren't actually telling us something? Something we should listen to, take heed of. And Karen's prose, her soul wrenching and inspiring voice, is not to be missed. 
Here is my interview with Karen and her truly fascinating answers. I especially loved her …

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