Doubleday

9780385548229

STARRED REVIEW

When Women Were Dragons

In When Women Were Dragons, her first novel for adult readers, Kelly Barnhill offers the same sort of magic she’s brought to middle grade books for years.

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Review of ‘When Women Were Dragons’

In 1955, hundreds of thousands of women disappeared. They were oppressed mothers and wives. They were brides on their wedding days and switchboard operators harassed by their male managers. Later reports—at least, those that were publicly acknowledged—omitted a key detail about this mass disappearance. The women didn’t vanish; they became dragons.

As Kelly Barnhill writes…

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