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The Minuscule Mansion of Myra Malone

One of the most enchanting and magical stories you'll read all year

Author: Audrey Burges  

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The Minuscule Mansion of Myra Malone by Audrey Burges is a magical novel with a love story at its heart, woven across multiple periods and perspectives about a mystical miniature mansion house

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The Minuscule Mansion of Myra Malone by Audrey Burges is a magical novel with a love story at its heart, woven across multiple periods and perspectives about a mystical miniature mansion house

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Audrey Burges' The Minuscule Mansion of Myra Malone is a charming and magical debut novel, with a love story at its heart, woven across multiple periods and perspectives, about a mystical dolls' house.Once upon a time there was a house . . .From her attic in the Arizona mountains, thirty-four year-old recluse Myra Malone blogs about a miniature mansion - a dolls' house - which captivates thousands of readers worldwide. Myra herself is tethered to the Mansion by a strange magic she can't understand - there are rooms that appear and disappear overnight, music that plays in its corridors.Across the country, Alex Rakes, the thirty-four year-old heir of a furniture business, encounters two Mansion fans trying to recreate a room from her stories. Alex is shocked to recognize his own bedroom in minute scale.The Mansion is his family's home, handed down from the grandmother who disappeared mysteriously when Alex was a child. Searching for answers, Alex begins corresponding with Myra. Together, the two unwind the lonely paths of their twin worlds - big and small - and trace the stories that entwine them, setting the stage for a meeting rooted in loss, but defined by love.Readers are enchanted by this magical tale:'A wonderful story, beautifully crafted. I got completely lost in it.''I could not put this book down nor can I describe it to you. But it's a story you want to read and tuck away in your heart.like that magical dress you had as a child''ALL THE STARS!! I loved this one so very much - my first 5 star read of the year! Magic realism, a romance and a little mystery all rolled into one in this touching story . . . ''Love stories, detailed and fascinating miniatures, and magic make a perfect potion . . .'

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Critic Reviews

Lively, stylish, and full of heart. The Minuscule Mansion of Myra Malone is decorated with gorgeous wordsmithery and magical trimmings, and I loved every minute spent inside. -- Sarah Addison Allen, New York Times bestselling author of Other Birds
[It is] a mystical, poignant tale about loneliness, loss and love. Woman's Own
The Miniscule Mansion of Myra Malone is a mystery, a family drama and a love story, with a touch of the paranormal adding an extra thread of curiosity to the intergenerational tale. Culturefly
At its beautifully oh-so different heart, The Minuscule Mansion is a fabulously warming feel-good debut novel. The magic realism of this story adds strength and vibrancy, I had absolutely no hesitation in falling headlong into this tale . . . a quirky and joy filled read we recommend with heart and soul. LoveReading.com
A cosy, old-fashioned yet highly original romance to bring a bit of sunshine into these grey, sodden 'summer' days. -- Anne Cunningham Meath Chronicle
Absolutely charming and haunting in equal measures, a beautifully written love story -- Taleen Voskuni, author of Sorry, Bro
A generous, big-hearted reprieve from our ever-more-troubling reality; a modern fairy tale . . . Audrey Burges is a storyteller of warmth, wit, and stunning originality. -- Katie Gutierrez, bestselling author of More Than You'll Ever Know
A refreshing and unique entry into the genre of mystical realism. Perfect for fans of Sarah Addison Allen and for all book lovers searching for a fantastic read. -- Karen White, New York Times bestselling author of The Shop on Royal Street
Love, loss, and loneliness: this book explores it all, with Burges’ characteristic humour and care. -- Rachel Mans McKenny, award-winning author of The Butterfly Effect
A poignant, beautiful debut filled with magic, fate and redemption -- Rachel Linden, author of The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie
This well-written novel with heart-warming characters is perfect for fans of magical realism by the likes of Sarah Addison Allen and Isabel Allende. Library Journal
Sparkling and unforgettable The Nerd Daily
Burges creates a magical, unique world, and her characters are incredibly lovable . . . Perfect for readers who long to escape into a world of magic and romance. Kirkus
This creative, engaging debut weaves together an unusual family legacy, a romance between two lonely souls, and a touch of magic . . . Booklist
Charmingly combines threads of magic, whimsy, romance, grief and loss in a debut novel of great feeling . . . This captivating novel of miniature furniture and big themes braids strong friendships, romance, family ties and the importance of stepping outside of one's comfort zone. Shelf Awareness
Audrey Burges’ bewitching tale reminds us that we all need a refuge from the real world sometimes. WI Life

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About the Author

Audrey Burges writes novels, humour, satire and essays in Richmond, Virginia. She has stories published or forthcoming in McSweeney's, Cease, Cows, Into the Void, Human Parts, Empty Mirror, The Belladonna, Slackjaw, and Points in Case. When Audrey isn't writing, she's being tolerated by her two rambunctious children and very patient husband.

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Product Details

Publisher
Pan Macmillan | Macmillan
Published
1st June 2023
Pages
336
ISBN
9781035009213

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