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  • One of PopSugar's Best Books of 2016
  • A Reading with Robin Favorite of 2016
  • A Junior Library Guild Selection for Adult Book with Teen Appeal

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"In seductively polished and sensory language, Stein turns a slice of her past into a narrative that feels real enough to touch, and in doing so confronts readers with the traumatic truth of grief, intimate partner violence, emotional abuse, and even the more mundane pain of first heartbreak. Beware of crying at the tiki bar, but it’s worth it to be consumed by such a propulsive and haunting memoir." - Huffington Post

"The book should be required reading.." - The Albuquerque Journal

"Leigh Stein’s Land of Enchantment is a thoughtful and compelling elegy to a troubled man, a broken love, and a broken dream of the west. It’s about loss, wonder, and the vexed grip of attachment. It grieves by way of admitting complexity—by answering the late-night knock of unfinished business—and its spell is immersive: Once I’d picked it up, I did not set it down again until I’d finished it." – Leslie Jamison, New York Times Bestselling author of The Empathy Exams

"One of the most compelling memoirs I've ever read. A mesmerizing requiem on loss and love, Stein's intelligent ode to adolescent obsession is unflinching in its honest portrayal of what it means to give ourselves over to the dark side of love. This is a glittering gem of a book." – Claire Bidwell Smith, author of The Rules of Inheritance