"Alex Brunkhorst suspends her love story in a web of bewitching whimsy. At once playful and heartfelt, this debut of an impressive imagination is a charmer. "
-Christina Schwarz , New York Times #1 bestselling author of Drowning Ruth
"Welcome to an enchanted kingdom-a world where women talk to their furniture and bugs are household pets. Written as a wildly entertaining love letter that was never intended for publication, The Mating Season is a rare gem: extraordinarily inventive, full of irrepressible humor and warmth. Alexandria Brunkhorst writes like no one else. Her voice is as welcome and refreshing as a cool drink of spring water. This beautiful book sparkles with charm."
-Lisa Dierbeck, author of One Pill Makes You Smaller: A Novel
"Extraordinary...Alexandria Brunkhorst's The Mating Season is a strange and gorgeous novel about the symbiotic relationship between loneliness and love. You can feel your heart expanding as you read it." -Joe Weisberg, author of 10th Grade