Charles de Lint's readers have been asking him to put together story collections featuring their favourite Newford
characters. The crow girls are among his best-loved characters, so de Lint obliged by gathering their stories all
under one roof, so to speak. Some other members of the Newford repertory company show up here, but at the forefront
of each story are these two little wild girls with their big personalities.
This book features an introduction by Joanne Harris and an afterword by the de Lints.
These stories have all been published before. "Crow Girls" is also available in The Very Best of Charles de Lint and
in Moonlight and Vines; "Twa Corbies" in Moonlight and Vines; "The Buffalo Man" in Tapping the Dream Tree;
and "A Crow Girls' Christmas" in Muse and Reverie. "Make a Joyful Noise," published in a limited edition by Subterranean Press,
has not appeared in any of my previous collections.
Cover art by Tara Larsen Chang.
"The Crow Girls and their kind, once seen, are impossible to forget. Wild, but curiously childlike; wise and yet playful;
existing outside the confines of conventional morality, and yet bringing hope and clarity to everyone whose lives they touch."
—Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat, from her introduction to this book.