My #FridayReads: Karen Russell's SWAMPLANDIA

I'm about four years too late in reading this--back when I was an admissions officer, I always included Karen Russell in my info sessions (she taught at Columbia), even though I hadn't read any of her books. 

I like to imagine that alligator leaped off the cover and snagged the corner. I'll never know for sure--I picked this copy up from the generous soul who keeps leaving free books on the sidewalk, just a few doors down from PLL's offices. This is the third book that I picked up from them this week, and it reminds me that it's about time for me to do the same!