Goldstein's complex and ingenious plot transplants the forest realm of European folktale, which witches grant wishes with strings attached and you'd better be careful which frog you kiss, into the sun-drenched hills of Northern California in the 1970s — and beyond.
Reveals and explores the connections among the worlds of Narnia and Never-Never Land, the Wind in the Willows and Wonderland, myth and legend… This fine modern fantasy is also about archetypes, childhood, growing up, loyalty, immortality, death, and love.
This marvelous and (in the old sense of the word) fabulous book combines the best qualities of narrative, epistolary, and personal journal novels…Walking The Labyrinth is full of enchantments and illusions, wonders and delights and the mysterious connection of family.
The complex narrative succeeds on two levels — it teases the fancy while it engages the intellect. Makes one eager to read more of Lisa Goldstein's meditations on life and art.