Lisa Goldstein’s wonderful, clear-eyed, and unsentimental IVORY APPLES is one of the best books of 2019
IVORY APPLES is a challenging and entertaining read that provokes reflection on the responsibilities of creative people and the nature of art — its influence, possibilities and costs.
Gary K. Wolfe at LOCUS offers similar sentiments.
IVORY APPLES is a haunting story of what a classic fantasy work can do for and to its readers and its creator; on the other, it’s a pretty wonderful, clear-eyed, and unsentimental fantasy novel entirely on its own terms, muse or no muse.
At COMPULSIVE READER, Christine Jacques also likes the book.
In Ivory, Goldstein has created a place that exists only on its own terms.