Kelly Barnhill

Kelly Barnhill

in Minneapolis
December 07, 1973



Borges, Marquez, Erdrich, The Brothers Grimm

I'm a writer, a mom, a wife, a dog owner, a reader, a thinker, a hiker, a friend, a runner, a teacher, a listener, terrible gardener, a lover of nature. Sometimes I'm all of these things at once.

I'm also a former bartender, former park ranger, former waitress, former church janitor, former kosher meat slicer, former wild-eyed activist, former wildland firefighter, former coffee jerk, former phone-book delivery girl and a former dull-eyed office slave. Sometimes I am still these things. Sometimes all at once.

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So. This blog. It’s been . . . well. It’s been a while. And maybe I’m ready to start blogging again, and maybe I’m not. I haven’t decided. In any case there was a thing I wanted to talk about – an experience that was too large, for me, and too nuanced to possibly fit into a tweet or any kind of social media post – and I figured, instead of talking about it, I should blog about it, and then I t...

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Average rating: 3.96 · 11,801 ratings · 2,636 reviews · 38 distinct works · Similar authors
The Girl Who Drank the Moon

4.23 avg rating — 5,209 ratings — published 2016 — 9 editions
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The Witch's Boy

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 1,811 ratings — published 2014 — 13 editions
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The Mostly True Story of Jack

3.48 avg rating — 1,775 ratings — published 2011 — 18 editions
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Iron Hearted Violet

3.80 avg rating — 1,529 ratings — published 2012 — 13 editions
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Mrs. Sorensen and the Sasqu...

3.58 avg rating — 104 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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The Unlicensed Magician

3.83 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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The Wee Book of Pee

3.65 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2009
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The Bloody Book of Blood

3.60 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2009
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Monsters of the Deep: Deep ...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2008 — 3 editions
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Sick, Nasty Medical Practices

3.50 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2009
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“There's no such thing as complete when it comes to stories. Stories are infinite. They are as infinite as worlds.”
Kelly Barnhill, Iron Hearted Violet

“That’s the magic of revisions – every cut is necessary, and every cut hurts, but something new always grows.”
Kelly Barnhill

“A person's soul is bigger than his body. It takes root and lives in all who love him.”
Kelly Barnhill, The Mostly True Story of Jack


What Book Shall We Read in October?

I have chosen books that are getting a lot of attention and were published in July and August. Feel free to add books to the list, if they were published in July and August 2011

If you get the chance, check and see what your library has before you vote.

  10 votes 24.4%

  8 votes 19.5%

  7 votes 17.1%

  5 votes 12.2%

  4 votes 9.8%

Summer I learned to fly (write-in)
  3 votes 7.3%

  2 votes 4.9%

  1 vote 2.4%

  1 vote 2.4%

41 total votes

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