NPR stories about Keith Donohue
Without an excess of sentimentality, this novel updates and explores the changeling myth.
Your reading this summer may involve brushing the sand off page five — or firing up your Kindle. However you do it, we have some reading suggestions for you, straight from independent booksellers around the country.
The inspiration for Keith Donohue's book The Stolen Child is a W.B. Yeats poem in which fairies try to entice a human child away from a human world "more full of weeping than you can understand." The changeling myth at the heart of poem and book has ancient roots and echoes in popular culture.
The Stolen Child is the top fiction seller on Amazon.com — even though major reviewers all but ignored it. Amazon sent galley copies to customer reviewers, who share their critiques for free. In an era of blogging and consumer opinion, what will happen to traditional reviewers?