The Anatomy of Curiosity
In an unassuming corner of Brooklyn, a young woman learns to be ladylike, to love context, and to speak her mind from a very curious tutor.
In a faraway land convulsed by war, a young soldier hears the desert’s curious hum as he disarms bombs with the person he doesn’t know how to love.
In a place so shriveled by drought that any drowning is a curiosity, a young writer tries again and again to tread water beneath the surface of a vast and unusual sea.
Three new stories—complete with commentary on the creative process—from three acclaimed young adult authors working at the height of their powers.
Well-crafted characters, strong plotting, and impressive use of language make this collection a prime example of good storytelling for aspiring writers…VOYA, starred review
Purchase for aspiring authors seeking advice.School Library Journal
For these authors’ many fans, the true-to-form stories will deliver and delight. For budding writers, the insight into the creation and editing processes is even more valuable. … Each of these authors draws a crowd on her own; together they are unstoppable.Booklist
This is an accessible guidebook for creating fiction that illustrates the complexity of the process while offering practical tips for managing it.Kirkus Reviews