The Crane Husband

Kelly Barnhill

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The Crane Husband by Barnhill, Kelly
Regular price $19.99
Regular price Sale price $19.99

"If I had to nominate a worthy successor to Angela Carter, I would nominate Kelly Barnhill. "--Laura Ruby, two-time National Book Award finalist and author of Bone Gap

"A slim little novella that packs a narrative punch more intense than that of many books ten times its length."--NPR

Award-winning author Kelly Barnhill brings her singular talents to The Crane Husband, a raw, powerful story of love, sacrifice, and family.

"Mothers fly away like migrating birds. This is why farmers have daughters."

A fifteen-year-old teenager is the backbone of her small Midwestern family, budgeting the household finances and raising her younger brother while her mom, a talented artist, weaves beautiful tapestries. For six years, it's been just the three of them--her mom has brought home guests at times, but none have ever stayed.

Yet when her mom brings home a six-foot tall crane with a menacing air, the girl is powerless to prevent her mom letting the intruder into her heart, and her children's lives. Utterly enchanted and numb to his sharp edges, her mom abandons the world around her to weave the masterpiece the crane demands.

In this stunning contemporary retelling of "The Crane Wife" by the Newbery Medal-winning author of The Girl Who Drank the Moon, one fiercely pragmatic teen forced to grow up faster than was fair will do whatever it takes to protect her family--and change the story.

Publisher: Tordotcom
Published: 02/28/2023
Pages: 128
Weight: 0.5lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.40w x 0.70d
ISBN: 9781250850973


Review Citation(s):
Library Journal Prepub Alert 09/01/2022 pg. 10
Library Journal 10/01/2022 pg. 121
Publishers Weekly 11/14/2022
Booklist 01/01/2023 pg. 44
Shelf Awareness 03/03/2023

About the Author
Kelly Barnhill is the author of the adult novel When Women Were Dragons and several middle grade novels, including the New York Times bestselling novels The Girl Who Drank the Moon, winner of the 2017 John Newbery Medal, and The Ogress and the Orphans. She is also the recipient of the World Fantasy Award, and has been a finalist for the SFWA Andre Norton Nebula Award and the PEN America Literary Award. She lives in Minneapolis with her family.