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Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link

Monsters, ghosts, aliens, wizards, and magical librarians all make an appearance in Pretty Monsters, a multi-genre book of short stories by local Northampton author, Kelly Link. In her first book written specifically for a young adult audience, Link demonstrates her ability to blend elements of fantasy, magical realism, and horror together. The overarching thread of this enchanting collection is Link’s skillful voice. The author’s writing seems to be strongly influenced by fairy tales, a factor which gives her unique narratives a sense of familiarity even as they dazzle readers with imaginative twists and turns.

Community Favorite Short Stories for Family Congratulations to: Rachel Keller of Williamsburg, MA Rachel has won a copy of the newly released CD, Ferdinand the Bull and Friends, narrated by David Ogden Stiers. Thank you to everyone who contributed to our community reading list by sharing your family’s favorite short story: In the Night Kitchen (Rachel Keller of Williamsburg, MA) Frederick (Arjuna Greist of Northampton, MA) Froggy’s Halloween (Kerry Anderson of Southwick,… Read More

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