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Kelly Barnhill

(Kelly Regan Barnhill)
USA flag (b.1973)

Kelly Barnhill is an author, teacher and mom. She wrote THE WITCH'S BOY, IRON HEARTED VIOLET, THE MOSTLY TRUE STORY OF JACK and many, many short stories. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her three brilliant children, architect husband, and emotionally-unstable dog.

Genres: Fantasy, Children's Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy

Kelly Barnhill recommends
Orphan Island (2017)
Laurel Snyder
"A wondrous book, wise and wild and deeply true."
Dream Country (2018)
Shannon Gibney
"A remarkable achievement."
Damsel (2018)
Elana K Arnold
"Damsel is a lush, sweeping, gorgeous fantasy, tied up tight with an inexorable and winding dread. This is the best sort of novel—part journey, part discovery, abundant with beauty and truth and rage. It is sharp and quick and cuts like a blade. Keep your eyes open. Be ready."
Hollow Chest (2021)
Brita Sandstrom
"I read this book breathlessly, ardently, my heart thumping in my chest. Brita Sandstrom has woven a story stitched through with hope and terror and longing. At its center is the utter audacity of love - how we hang on even when we are broken, and how we must never let go. A lovely, moving debut."
Osmo Unknown and the Eightpenny Woods (2022)
Catherynne M Valente
"Valente takes us on a wild journey through the absurd, the mundane, the outlandish, the silly, and the strange, often turning us on our heads. I loved every speck of it."

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