Books There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor's Baby Scary Fairy Tales by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, Keith Gessen and Anna Summers Paperback, 206 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $15 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThere Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor's BabySubtitleScary Fairy TalesAuthorLudmilla Petrushevskaya, Keith Gessen, et al Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary A volume of otherworldly tales by an award-winning Russian author blends fantastical and macabre themes in a treasury that incorporates supernatural and darkly whimsical storylines. Original. Genres: Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor's Baby iStockphoto.com Best Books Of 2009 A World Of Novels: Picks For Best Foreign Fiction December 4, 2009 2009's top works of foreign fiction, as picked by critic Jessa Crispin, feature a geography as wide ranging as their topics: genetic research, civil unrest, sibling resentment, and fairy-tale depictions of government corruption. Excerpts: Best Books 2009 Excerpt: 'There Once Lived A Woman Who Tried To Kill Her Neighbor's Baby' December 4, 2009 A collection of "scary fairy tales" by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, from the heartland of ethereal fiction: Russia.