Kelly Link Stranger Things Happen: Stories

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"An alchemical mix of Borges, Raymond Chandler and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." -- Salon.com

Kelly Link's debut collection fuses storytelling smarts with postmodern flair, Nancy Drew with Philip K. Dick. -- The Village Voice: The Lit Parade, Our 25 Favorite Books of 2001

She embraces fantasy in its fullest sense and in doing so transcends all considerations of genre. -- The New York Times Book Review

Sly and charming, tart and wise. -- San Francisco Chronicle

Stranger Things Happen is a tremendously appealing book... -- The Washington Post

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Kelly Link is the author of two collections, Magic for Beginners (chosen as a 2005 Best Book by Time Magazine, Salon.com, and Book Sense) and Stranger Things Happen. She is the editor of the anthology Trampoline. She and her husband Gavin J. Grant started Small Beer Press in 2000.

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