Maine resident Catherynne Valente made a splash when her 2011 fantasy novel, The Girl who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, became the first self-published work to win a major publishing award, the Andre Norton Award for YA literature. Neil Gaiman called it "a glorious balancing act between modernism and the Victorian fairy tale, done with heart and wisdom."
Now, the adventure continues. Join us at 7 p.m. as Valente shares from her new book, The Girl who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There. Don't forget to bring your imagination!
September has longed to return to Fairyland after her first adventure there. And when she finally does, she learns that its inhabitants have been losing their shadows and their magic to the world of Fairyland Below. This underworld has a new ruler: Halloween, the Hollow Queen, who is September's shadow. And Halloween does not want to give Fairyland's shadows back.