Advance Praise for "The Revenge of The Radioactive Lady"
"Elizabeth Stuckey-French's latest novel is playfully retro...We don't expect, in comic little-old-lady novels, to encounter childhood cancer, randy preachers and a boy building a homemade breeder reactor in the tool shed. But Stuckey-French knows that if you dig deep enough, we're all oddballs, and the the world is a perilous and unpredictable place."
-- "The New York Times Book Review
"[A] charmingly off-kilter novel...Stuckey-French channels her characters -- including two mildly autistic teenagers -- with precision and wit, weaving in wry insights about modern suburban life. The result is a smart and improbably cheerful tale about family that's actually quite sweet at its core."
-- "People "Magazine (3 out of 4 stars)
"["The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady"] turns out to be the best kind of page-turner -- one with heart."
"--The Boston Globe"
"Mixing the suburban angst of Tom Perrotta with the snarky humor of Carl Hiaasen, Stuckey-French has written a page-turner that is thoughtful, amusing, and nearly impossible to put down."
--"Library Journal, " starred review
""The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady" is surprisingly chipper as the neurotic and lovable cast turns a macabre tale into a wildly compulsive read."
"It's impossible not to love a novel that starts out with a 77-year-old woman planning cold-blooded murder, especially when the old lady in question is as charming and funny as Stuckey-French's Marylou Ahearn. As she steadily worms her way into the world and family of her intended victim, this fast-paced and witty book expands to create a big-hearted, hilarious and touching portrait of a community full of an amazing and vivid cast of characters. A true pleasure to read."
--Dan Chaon, bestselling author of "Await Your Reply.
""Cheeky and cinematic...Fast-paced, vibrant and quirky, this novel will surely win new fshow more