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Kelly Barnhill

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Born
in Minneapolis
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Borges, Marquez, Erdrich, The Brothers Grimm

Member Since
October 2014


Kelly Barnhill is an author and teacher. She won the World Fantasy Award for her novella The Unlicensed Magician, a Parents Choice Gold Award for Iron Hearted Violet, the Charlotte Huck Honor for The Girl Who Drank the Moon, and has been a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award, the Andre Norton award, and the PEN/USA literary prize. She was also a McKnight Artist's Fellowship recipient in Children's Literature. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her three children and husband. You can chat with her on her blog at www.kellybarnhill.com ...more

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On Wildness, Cracked Worlds, Monsters, and the Odd Nature of the Short Story

 


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(note: this essay originally appeared at Powells Books Blog.)


Once upon a time, I worked for the Park Service, minding a little ranger station on Marmot Lake — well above the treeline, about 30 miles into the backcountry from any direction. The station was not much of a station at all. Just a tent on a platform and a steel cache full of tools and gear, and even a sealed bottle of stov

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Quotes by Kelly Barnhill  (?)
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“Knowledge is power, but it is a terrible power when it is hoarded and hidden.”
Kelly Barnhill, The Girl Who Drank the Moon

“How many feelings can one heart hold?... Infinite, Luna thought. The way the universe is infinite. It is light and dark and endless motion; it is space and time, and space within space, and time within time. And she knew: there is no limit to what the heart can carry.”
Kelly Barnhill, The Girl Who Drank the Moon

“Just because you don't see something doesn't mean it isn't there. Some of the most wonderful things in the world are invisible. Trusting in invisible things makes them more powerful and wondrous.”
Kelly Barnhill, The Girl Who Drank the Moon

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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

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