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The Book of Wishful Thinking

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flash fiction by Darla K. Crist

ISBN 978-1-61019-231-6
paperback, 100 pages
List price: $16

Do not confuse this with a book of wistful thinking: This compact guide from Darla K. Crist conjures all you need for proper and useful wishing. A pocket knife with blades “called sorrow and joy, so you can cut your losses at any moment”. A pitcher of lemonade that mysteriously refills. The secret to surviving floods (however polite they may be), nervous breakdowns (including those simultaneously close and far from home), or humiliation by the Love Meter (however public). When even your own sleeves “seem to mock” you, when you find yourself “jealous of a monkey,” read this book. The magic found here will serve you well.

single copy: $15 US + shipping* ($1 off list price)


pair with Catherine Sophia's Elbow, Darla's novel-in-verse about the life of poet William Blake's wife:
$20 US + shipping


Share the love with multi-packs. Love Darla's writing? Consider gifting it to others:

  • 3-pack: $24 US + shipping
  • 6-pack: $45 US + shipping

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Folded Word
79 Tracy Way
Meredith NH 03253

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