Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories Author:Kelly Barnhill The secret of Kelly Barnhill is out. Considered ?a fantasist on the order of Neil Gaiman? (Minneapolis Star Tribune), she has won numerous awards and acclaim for her long and short fiction for children and adults, including the John Newbery Medal and the World Fantasy Award. — — Her first collection of short fiction is teeming with uncanny chara... more »cters whose stories unfold in worlds at once strikingly human and eerily original. In ?Open the Door and the Light Pours Through,? a young man wrestles with grief and his sexuality in an exchange of letters with his beloved, who the reader learns is not only missing, but dead. In ?Notes on the Untimely Death of Ronia Drake,? a witch is haunted by the repercussions of a spell she cast, when its victim dies. In the 2016 World Fantasy Award?winning ?The Unlicensed Magician,? a magical baby left for dead lives a secret life raised by the junk man and the egg woman.