A Handful of Pearls and Other Stories

A Handful of Pearls and Other Stories

by Beth Bernobich
     
 

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A Handful of Pearls & Other Stories collects nine stories by award-winning author Beth Bernobich, ranging from fantasy to SF to the unclassified. These imaginative tales include gender-bending aliens, escaped slaves in an alternate Haiti, a pre-teen arthropod and his dog, and a woman who might, or might not, be Medusa.

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A Handful of Pearls & Other Stories collects nine stories by award-winning author Beth Bernobich, ranging from fantasy to SF to the unclassified. These imaginative tales include gender-bending aliens, escaped slaves in an alternate Haiti, a pre-teen arthropod and his dog, and a woman who might, or might not, be Medusa.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
This anthology reprints nine fantasy, SF, and horror stories originally published from 2001 to 2008...Standouts include "Poison," with gender-switching downtrodden aliens, and the title story, featuring a horrifyingly unsympathetic protagonist, both stories with extraordinary, evocative settings. Bernobich's lush prose focuses on scent, touch, and world building, and despite a few flat endings and loose narrative threads, it's clear she's a writer to watch.
Booklist Online
In this collection of short stories, veteran sf author Bernobich delivers nine imaginative tales. "Chrysalide" presents painter Claudette Theron, whose inherited talent from her father helps her provide for her mother and her son... In the title story, an expedition to remote islands puts a microbiologist with a wounded heart on a collision course with himself. These vivid tales can't be pigeonholed or labeled, comprising an oddly exceptional read.
Fantasy Book Critic
Lyrical, touching and imaginative short fiction of the highest calibre� A Handful of Pearls & Other Stories stands out by its wonderful prose. If it has a theme, it is about strong people who are in a less than privileged position�mostly women in male dominated societies, but not only�it is also about regrets and (sometimes) second chances, with sense of wonder and great characters; the occasional lighter touches work well too.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012611666
Publisher:
Beth Bernobich
Publication date:
05/20/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
626 KB

Meet the Author

Beth Bernobich's short short stories have appeared in numerous venues, including Asimov's, Tor.com, Strange Horizons, and Subterranean Online. Her first novel, Passion Play, was published by Tor Books in October 2010 and won the 2010 RT Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Epic Fantasy. Her first YA book, Fox and Phoenix, is forthcoming from Viking Children's Books in October 2011. You can read more about her books and stories at her website: beth-bernobich.com.

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