Anne Nesbet teaches classes on silent films and Russian novels at UC Berkeley. The author of The Cabinet of Earths and A Box of Gargoyles, she lives near San Francisco with her husband, three daughters, and one irrepressible dog.
"Blending elements of magic, science, and even horror with
evocative prose and a confident narrative voice, Nesbet immerses
readers in her contemporary Parisian setting."--Publishers
"In her debut novel, Nesbet has crafted a carefully imagined, magical world--one that is shrouded in mystery and keeps the reader engaged and guessing. With imaginative alchemy, compelling action, and sensitive characterizations, this novel will undoubtedly win over fantasy fans."--Booklist
"Though it's easy to generalize this as a coming-of-age tale, Nesbet more specifically pinpoints this as the story of a young girl coming to terms with mortality while realizing that finding her intrinsic worth makes her content and also inspires her appreciation of those around her."--Kirkus Reviews