The Wood Wife

Posted by : atcampbell | On : March 3, 1998

The Wood Wife by Terri Windling

We had a group of eight, including three newcomers to the group, for our discussion of The Wood Wife. This novel is about a writer who moves to Arizona to research a biography of a recently-deceased poet. After meeting the poet’s eccentric circle of acquantances, she discovers that some of the poet’s inspirations were supernatural . The subject matter and tone of the book reminded many of us of the work of Charles de Lint. The eclectic cast of characters and the vivid setting made the book. Some of us found the plot predictable and that the story left several questions unanswered. Overall we felt that this book had sufficient qualities to recommend it to connoisseurs of literate modern fantasy.

— A. T. Campbell, III