Commissioned via George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, those stories of harmful ladies via the main stellar names in fiction can be found for the 1st time in three-volume paperback. George R.R. Martin is the bestselling writer of A track of Ice and fireplace, the foundation for HBO's hit sequence video game OF THRONES. This moment quantity gains an unique brief tale via Megan Lindholm (who additionally writes as Robin Hobb). within the bittersweet 'Neighbors' Sarah, a slightly unusual widow, lives remoted and by myself, surrounded by means of younger households. yet is the outdated girl stricken through dementia - or through anything way more peculiar? different individuals to this quantity of news of bold ladies comprise around the world bestselling authors Diana Gabaldon, with an Outlander tale, Sharon Kay Penman and Lev Grossman. harmful girls 2 Gardner Dozois's advent Megan Lindholm, 'Neighbors' Lev Grossman, 'The woman within the Mirror' Sharon Kay Penman, 'A Queen in Exile' S. M. Stirling, 'Pronouncing Doom' Caroline Spector, 'Lies My mom instructed Me' Sam Sykes, 'Name the Beast' Diana Gabaldon, 'Virgins'
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