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Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology

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  • The Gulistan of Sa'diby Sa'di; James Ross

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    This masterpiece of Persian literature is a fascinating glimpse into the origins of one of the world's most venerable cultural traditions. Penned by one of the foremost Persian thinkers of the early medieval era, The Gulistan of Sa'di is a whirlwind tour through the political and intellectual issues of the period, ranging from advice for rulers... more...

  • The Moon Maidenby Grace James

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    In this entrancing collection, author Grace James brings together an array of Japanese folk tales and fairy tales, all rendered in exquisitely lyrical language. If you're fascinated by the folk traditions of different world cultures, be sure to add The Moon Maiden to your list. more...

  • Once on a Timeby A. A. Milne

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Escape into a fantastical fairy tale world created by A.A. Milne, author of the beloved Winnie-the-Pooh series. In Once on a Time, Milne stretches his creative wings and breathes into life a classic fable set in a pair of mysterious, far-away kingdoms populated by characters who don't always fit the stereotypical mode. It's a charming read... more...

  • The Crock of Goldby James Stephens

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Pass a pleasant afternoon with this delightful collection of short stories. Simple but not simplistic, these diverting tales are rendered in exquisitely rich and often playful language that will have you lingering over sentences and highlighting your favorite passages so you can revisit them again and again. The Crock of Gold is the perfect blend of... more...

  • Fantastic Fablesby Ambrose Bierce

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Don't judge a book by its cover -- if you're looking for tall tales about Greek gods or American folk heroes, you're in the wrong place. Instead, noted satirist Ambrose Bierce unleashes the full wrath of his wit on the leaders of industry, church, and state in this series of sharp-edged but hilariously spot-on short tales and vignettes. more...

  • The Lost Sisterhoodby Anne Fortier

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 17.99

    The Lost Sisterhood tells the story of Diana, an aspiring young—but somewhat aimless—professor at Oxford. Her fascination with the history of the Amazons, the legendary warrior women of ancient Greece, is deeply connected with her own family?s history. When Diana is invited to consult on an archaeological excavation, she quickly realizes that here,... more...

  • Ghost Train to New Orleansby Mur Lafferty

    Orbit 2014; US$ 9.99

    COULD YOU FIND A MUSEUM FOR A MONSTER? OR A JAZZ BAR FOR A JABBERWOCK? Zoe Norris writes travel guides for the undead. And she's good at it too -- her new-found ability to talk to cities seems to help. After the success of The Sbambling Guide to New York City , Zoe and her team are sent to New Orleans to write the sequel. Work isn't all that... more...

  • The God's Wifeby Lynn Voedisch

    Story Plant, The 2013; US$ 9.99

    The women of ancient Egypt were the freest of any civilization on earth, until the modern era. In several dynasties of ancient Egypt the God?s Wives of Amun stood tall, priestesses of wealth and power, who represented the pinnacle of female power in the Egyptian state. Many called The God?s Wife of Amun second only to the Pharaoh in dominance. THE... more...

  • The Disobedience of the Daughter of the Sunby Martin Prechtel; Martin Prechtel

    North Atlantic Books 2013; US$ 13.95

    Author and illustrator Martín Prechtel is internationally known for his explorations of ancient folklore and uncovering the lessons therein for modern readers. In The Disobedience of the Daughter of the Sun , he revives a hitherto unknown Guatemalan Tzutujil Mayan tale of the beginnings of the world with a poetic retelling of the story, 28 evocative... more...

  • Fountainvilleby Tishani Doshi

    Seren 2013; US$ 10.19

    Gang wars, opium dreams and a mysterious clinic are all part of the landscape in the remote borderland town of Fountainville. But when Owain Knight arrives, his entanglement with the owner of the town's magical fountain, her mobster husband and her assistant, Luna, spells a terrible change for them all. Fountainville is the tenth and final tale in... more...