Read: Poet, Magical Creature Unite in Beagle’s Latest Novel

Do you believe in the unbelievable? In Calabria, the latest work by Peter S. Beagle (the acclaimed author of The Last Unicorn), is a lovely novella set in the Calabria region of Italy.  Farmer Claudio Bianchi is a curmudgeon, who prefers to be left alone with his pig, cows and goat. He spends evenings writing poetry only to please himself by the process. His world is upended by the unexpected appearance of a pregnant unicorn on his land. For unknown reasons, the creature chose to appear to Bianchi, and he must face the intrusion of activists, the media and more sinister figures in order to protect the magical creature and her young one.

—Elizabeth Goodrich
Hennepin County Library