Search Results: "Kelly Link"


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MONSTROUS AFFECTIONS by Kelly Link
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"An anthology of riches, even if they aren't always fair of form. (introduction) (Anthology/horror/fantasy. 13 & up)"
Short stories with otherworldly creatures may be a dime a dozen, but rarely do they offer such nuanced scope. Read full book review >

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STRANGER THINGS HAPPEN by Kelly Link
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2001

"Stylistic pyrotechnics light up a bizarre but emotionally truthful landscape. Link's a writer to watch."
Eleven stories showcase a dexterous use of language and a startling, if frequently elusive, imagination as ghosts, aliens, and the living dead invade the most mundane aspects of everyday life. Read full book review >

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PRETTY MONSTERS by Kelly Link
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Fantasy readers used to long, single tomes may hesitate at the short-story format, but once they see these, they will want more. (Fantasy/short stories. 14 & up)"
Although some of Link's work appears in other YA and adult short-story anthologies, this is her first collection wholly aimed at a young-adult audience. Read full book review >

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GET IN TROUBLE by Kelly Link
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Exquisite, cruelly wise and the opposite of reassuring, these stories linger like dreams and will leave readers looking over their shoulders for their own ghosts."
In stories as haunting as anything the Grimm brothers could have come up with, Link (Magic for Beginners, 2005, etc.) gooses the mundane with meaning and enchantment borrowed from myth, urban legend and genre fiction.Read full book review >

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THE YEARS BEST FANTASY AND HORROR 2007 by Ellen Datlow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2007

"Worth a space on any bookshelf."
Bring out the bone china—a critically acclaimed fantasy/horror annual celebrates its 20th anniversary in grand style. Read full book review >

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STEAMPUNK! by Kelly Link
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"An excellent collection, full of unexpected delights. (introduction, author biographies) (Anthology. 12 & up)"
You can't have steampunk without steam (and maybe some gears), but in the hands of a stellar cast of authors, everything else is open to interpretation. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 3, 1992

"An invaluable opening onto China's best and brightest hearts and minds."
Beautifully conceived and reported collection of musings by Chinese intellectuals, expertly stitched together by Link (Chinese Literature/Princeton). Read full book review >

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THE OTHER CHILD by Charlotte Link
Released: April 1, 2013

"A compelling story, but the cop on the case isn't likely to garner fans with her approach to crime solving."
Although she's well-known in Germany, this book marks Link's first real entry into the American market. Read full book review >

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THE WATCHER by Charlotte Link
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 2014

"Link (The Other Child, 2013) switches so deftly among her different characters' viewpoints that the web she weaves is tinged by an exceptionally powerful sense of miasmal paranoia. Only the hyperextended last act, plunging her damsel into a much more traditional kind of distress, is a letdown."
Someone is watching Gillian Ward. Actually, several someones, each with a different agenda, some of them creepy, one of them lethal. Read full book review >

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THE DRUMMOND GIRLS by Mardi Jo Link
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 14, 2015

"A moving, honest, and laughter-filled account of eight women who gather one weekend every year and enjoy themselves to the fullest."
Loyalty and friendship among eight women. Read full book review >