The Limits of Enchantment A novel with a protagonist named Fern? We'll bet she's either a wood-dwelling creature or a farm-dwelling hippie. Turns out she's both! Sort of. Our… The Limits of Enchantment A novel with a protagonist named Fern? We'll bet she's either a wood-dwelling creature or a farm-dwelling hippie. Turns out she's both! Sort of. Our… 2005-02-22 Fiction Sci-fi and Fantasy Atria
Book Review

The Limits Of Enchantment (2005)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Feb 22, 2005; Writer: Graham Joyce; Genres: Fiction, Sci-fi and Fantasy; Publisher: Atria

A novel with a protagonist named Fern? We'll bet she's either a wood-dwelling creature or a farm-dwelling hippie. Turns out she's both! Sort of. Our young heroine has been reared during the '60s by her dying mom in the bygone ways of midwifery — a mystical trade involving curious herbs. Speaking of curious herbs, hippies set up a commune near Fern's rustic English village, and she's torn: attracted to her neighbors' scandalous lifestyle, but obliged to carry on Mom's discipline. The lethargic Enchantment gains momentum when Fern turns on, tunes in, and drops out during a mind-expanding ritual; suddenly medieval superstition and modern tomfoolery don't seem so different.

Originally posted Feb 21, 2005 Published in issue #808 Feb 25, 2005 Order article reprints
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