I tend to avoid books with the word vampire in the title. I also avoid titles with exclamation points. Karen Russell, acclaimed author of Swamplandia!, merrily bulldozed over both prejudices, first with the aforementioned and wonderful novel, and then with Vampires in the Lemon Grove, a tight, bright carnival of short stories that cannot be missed. Russell’s voice is detailed and magnificently weird. If you want an exquisite and inventive selection of stories, don’t miss this one.
— Emma, Eagle Harbor Book Company, Bainbridge Island, WA