Miriam Forster is a recovering barista and former bookseller who is obsessed with anthropology, British television, and stories of all kinds. She lives in Oregon with her husband and her cat. City of a Thousand Dolls was her debut novel.
"Set in a magically isolated Empire, Forster's well-crafted story and confident prose are rich, packed with small details that immerse readers in her sumptuously imagined world." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) "A fantastical murder mystery with a creative premise, heart-pounding pacing, and characters with secrets to keep." -- Cinda Williams Chima,author of the best-selling Seven Realms series "The mystery here is a fine one, and the concept of the City is well executed. As Nisha must choose between remaining within the cloistered safety of the City or taking her chances with the outside world, her dilemma will be familiar to teens looking toward adulthood." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "With fantastic world building and a wonderful heroine, City of a Thousand Dolls intrigued me from the first page." -- Cindy Pon, author of Silver Phoenix