The Crane Husband

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Pub Date 28 Feb 2023 | Archive Date 28 Feb 2023

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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.

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...


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ISBN 9781250850973
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PAGES 128

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Well I was so thrilled to be able to read this ARC! Having absolutely loved When Women Were Dragons, I already knew I adored this author. This story is so strange, beautiful and kind of sad. It’s hard to really explain how different it is because there are layers and hidden meanings. This young girl has so much responsibility and sees things that are just plain remarkable. I love adult fairy tales!

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Kelly Barnhill has a way of writing magical stories that still feel grounded in the real world even with their fantastical elements. She does it again with this story that draws from the Japanese tale, the Grateful Crane.

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