• Museum of Stones, the latest novel by Lynn Lurie is out Early 2019
Museum of Stones
   Museum of Stones, Early 2019

Summary of Museum of Stones

Like a spell cast over mother and son, Museum of Stones's terse scenes reveal a possessive/obsessive world of a love that must be released. An exceptional child, the boy collects far too many rocks, invents a garbage recycler that runs amok, does not "play well." The extended family is cruel and dubious. His mother takes their relationship to painful extremities, threatening her own sanity and health, in a wrenching, yet often funny account that culminates in a terrifying trip in a rubber boat fleeing Peruvian revolutionaries.

Review for Museum of Stones:
"The radiance of Lynn Lurie's vision emanates from the devastating frisson between the fragility of the body and the futility of love to spare us the desolating solitude of grief. In Museum of Stones, the enormity of the speaker's loss pulses through each piercing iteration of her child's story. Yet writing itself is hope, attention a kind of prayer, an insistence on life, testimony to the desire to recover the shreds and shards of memory, to make from them a space where all things at once are and ever shall be possible." -Melanie Rae Thon, author of Author of Silence and Song

Review for Museum of Stones:
"At the center of Museum of Stones exists the nameless narrator's son, whose frail presence helps weave together memory, hurt, hope, and the grim realization that in the end we're all made of holes, not wholes. Lurie's novel is at once a beautifully condensed, understated, brave, risky associative lyric, a passionate and compassionate meditation, and a gorgeous elegy about the temporal rubble of us." -Lance Olsen, author of Dreamlives of Debris

Review for Museum of Stones:
"Museum of Stones is a dreamy, haunting, clamorous book by one of the bravest souls anywhere."