Boswell, Milwaukee Reads, and the Lynden Sculpture Garden presents an evening with World Fantasy Award and Newbery Medal winner Kelly Barnhill on Thursday, March 1, 7 pm reception, 7:30 talk. Tickets include admission and a copy of the Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories. For more information, visit lyndenculpturegarden.org/kellybarnhill or call (414) 446-8794. Please note that purchasing a copy of Dreadful Young Ladies from Boswell is not a ticket to the event.— Boswell Book Company
A stunning new collection of short fictions for adult readers 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.
About the Author
Kelly Barnhill lives in Minnesota with her husband and three children. She is the author of four novels, most recently The Girl Who Drank the Moon, winner of the 2017 John Newbery Medal. She is also the winner of the World Fantasy Award and the Parents' Choice Gold Award, and has been a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award, the NCTE Charlotte Huck Award, the SFWA Andre Norton Award, and the PEN/USA literary prize. Visit her online at kellybarnhill.wordpress.com or on Twitter: @kellybarnhill.