The anatomy of curiosity

by Stiefvater, Maggie, 1981-

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The follow-up to the acclaimed title The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories by Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton, and Brenna Yovanoff.In an unassuming corner of Brooklyn, a young woman learns to be ladylike, to love context, and to speak her mind from a very curious sort of tutor.In a faraway land convulsed by war, a young soldier hears the desert's curious hum as he disarms bombs with the person he doesn't know how to love.In a place so shriveled by drought that any drowning is a curiosity, a young writer tries again and again to tread water beneath the surface of a vast and unusual sea.Three new stories{u2014}complete with commentary on the creative process{u2014}from three acclaimed young adult authors working at the height of their powers.Curious?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "As they did in The Curiosities (2012), critique partners Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton, and Brenna Yovanoff reunite to produce a short-story collection that is as much about the writing process as it is about the final creation. Each author contributes one short story and an introduction that indicates her approach and priorities when crafting a story. For Stiefvater, character is key. Her story Ladylike follows painfully shy Petra, who learns poise from an elegant old lady who may also be a monster; margin notes detail how Stiefvater conceived of the characters and carefully worked to shape them. Gratton's Desert Canticle, about a young soldier who disarms beautiful, magical IEDs in a fantastical desert, epitomizes her focus on world building as she indicates how even the smallest details create a fuller backdrop for a story. And it's all about the idea for Yovanoff, whose Drowning Variations offers less a coherent story and more a series of vignettes that all circle back around to drowning, demonstrating the evolution and impact of a single concept. For these authors' many fans, the true-to-form stories will deliver and delight. For budding writers, the insight into the creation and editing processes is even more valuable. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Each of these authors draws a crowd on her own; together they are unstoppable.--Reagan, Maggie Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
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Subjects Fiction Authorship
Young adult fiction, American
Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Young adult fiction Authorship
American fiction 21st century
Young Adult Fiction
Electronic books.
21st century.
Publisher Minneapolis :Lerner Publishing Group2015
Contributors Gratton, Tessa, author.
Yovanoff, Brenna, author.
OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
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ISBN 9781467789714
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