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Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories
by Kelly Barnhill

Published: 2018-02-20
Hardcover : 304 pages
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A stunning new collection of short fictions from the World Fantasy Award– and Newbery Medal–winning author of The Girl Who Drank the Moon.
 
From award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Kelly Barnhill comes a stunning first collection of acclaimed short fictions, teeming ...

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A stunning new collection of short fictions from the World Fantasy Award– and Newbery Medal–winning author of The Girl Who Drank the Moon.
 
From award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Kelly Barnhill comes a stunning first collection of acclaimed short fictions, teeming with uncanny characters whose stories unfold in worlds at once strikingly human and eerily original.
 
 When Mrs. Sorensen’s husband dies, she rekindles a long-dormant love with an unsuitable mate in “Mrs. Sorensen and the Sasquatch.” In “Open the Door and the Light Pours Through,” a young man wrestles with grief and his sexuality in an exchange of letters with his faraway beloved. “Dreadful Young Ladies” demonstrates the strength and power—known and unknown—of the imagination. “The Insect and the Astronomer” upends expectations about good and bad, knowledge and ignorance, love and longing. The World Fantasy Award–winning novella The Unlicensed Magician introduces the secret, magical life of an invisible girl once left for dead.
 
By an author hailed as “a fantasist on the order of Neil Gaiman” (Minneapolis Star Tribune), the stories in Dreadful Young Ladies feature bold, reality-bending fantasy underscored by rich universal themes of love, death, jealousy, and hope.

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by Ljwagoner (see profile) 04/15/18

A very fun, interesting and fanciful collection of stories. My favorite: The Unlicensed Magician.

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