First Lines: Stranger Things Happen

Kelly Link’s Stranger Things Happen is her debut collection of short stories, and the second one I read. And I think I liked the other one better, because–wait for it–stranger things happened. Not that this one doesn’t have its qualities. Far from it. It’s just … well, I don’t really know just what it is, but these stories didn’t really click with me. “Travels with the Snow Queen” and “Survivor’s Ball, or, The Donner Party” were probably my favorites.

You can download Stranger Things Happen for free from Small Beer Press.

Book read
Kelly Link – Stranger Things Happen
First line
Dear Mary (if that is your name),
I bet you’ll be pretty surprised to hear from me. (from Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose)