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Jody Gehrman Keynote Speaker for NEA Big Read

Jody GehrmanKelly Link's short story collection Pretty Monsters has been called "an alchemical mixture of Borges, Raymond Chandler, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer" by SalonTime describes it as "a place few writers go, a netherworld between literature and fantasy, Alice Munro and J.K. Rowling...Link finds truths there that most authors wouldn’t dare touch." Join novelist, playwright and Mendocino College professor Jody Gehrman as she leads a community discussion exploring this extraordinary collection of stories, with special emphasis on the Hugo, Nebula and Locus award winning story "The Faery Handbag."

 Pretty Monsters CoverJoin us for a discussion with Jody Gehrman at your branch:

  • Fort Bragg Library - Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 @ 3:00
  • Coast Community Library - Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018 @ 2:00
  • Round Valley Library - Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 @ 3:00
  • Willits Library - Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 @ 4:00
  • Ukiah Library - Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 @ 5:00

Copies of Pretty Monsters will be available free at your local branch starting in October.  For a sneak preview here is a copy of "The Faery Handbag" (PDF).