Strange Beauty

Sylvie Dawson has a dangerous secret, an abusive boyfriend who is stalking her. Forced to hide in her godmother's country home for the summer, she struggles with isolation and creeping terror to discover her own strengths. Set among a coastal redwood forest and drawing from elements of ancient myth, Farrell weaves a fabulist tale that is all too real.

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About Kate Farrell

Kate Farrell is a librarian and storyteller, graduate of the School of Library and Information Studies, UC Berkeley. She has been a language arts classroom teacher (pre-school and grades kindergarten through 12th), author, librarian, university lecturer, and storyteller in Northern California since 1966.

She founded the Word Weaving Storytelling Project, in collaboration with the California State Department of Education funded by grants from Zellerbach Family Fund, San Francisco, 1979-1991, to train educators at all levels, and published numerous educational materials. Farrell edited award-winning anthologies of personal narratives: Wisdom Has a Voice: Every Daughter’s Memories of Mother, 2011; Times They Were A-Changing: Women Remember the ’60s & 70s, 2013; Cry of the Nightbird: Writers Against Domestic Violence, 2014.

She lives in San Francisco and enjoys its fog, history, and literary community.

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