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Briefly Noted: "a parable about the power both of art [...] and of women"

Newspaper, blog or website: The New Yorker
Date: Mar 14 2016
URL: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/03/14/the-life-of-elves-here-come-the-dogs-dead-presidents-and-sailor-and-fiddler-briefly-noted-book-reviews

"The novel is essentially a parable about the power both of art, which abolishes the “border between earth and mind,” and of women. The heroines thrive under female tutelage and inhabit a world where “all who enter will know that woman is sovereign there."

Read the full, favorable review in The New Yorker.