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  • The Complete Fables of La Fontaineby Jean de la Fontaine; Craig Hill; Edward Sorel

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 24.95

    In this wonderful, vigorously contemporary translation, Craig Hill has captured the liveliness, satiric wit, and poetic beauty that made Jean de la Fontaine famous during his lifetime and his Fables celebrated as a masterwork of world literature ever since. Despite la Fontaine?s deceptively modest claim that all he intended was to put the... 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...

  • The Tip of My Tongueby Trezza Azzopardi

    Seren 2013; US$ 10.19

    Azzopardi transforms a medieval heroine who won't be silenced into brave 1970s girl from downtown Splott who always seems to get the last word. The original Enid defends her misguided knight husband by warning him of danger, even though forbidden to speak. The new young Enid is also unlikely to respect a gagging order. The Tip of My Tongue is the... more...

  • Some More Horse Tradin'by Ben K. Green

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 25.00

    From the same corral that produced the widely loved Horse Tradin? , Ben ?Doc? Green has rounded up fifteen new yarns filled with the ornery yet irresistible ?con? that has branded Doc?s books as classics of Western Americana.   Some More Horse Tradin? recounts the go-arounds of Doc and a whole slew of craggy old-timers and rangy characters, including... more...

  • Les Contes du tapis Béchirby Jean-François Sonnay

    Bernard Campiche Editeur 2013; US$ 7.99

    Un jour, j'ai eu envie d'écrire des contes pour mon neveu. Comme il vivait en Turquie, pays de tapis, l'idée m'est venue de faire parler un tapis qui raconterait le monde comme il l'a vu: d'en bas. Le recueil comprend finalement une douzaine de contes inédits, qui s'adressent autant aux enfants qu'aux adultes qui ont gardé le goût des histoires. Dans... more...

  • Die verhexte Insel im Tümpelseeby Jörg Schneider

    TUDOR 2013; US$ 19.99

    Ein Abenteuer mit dem altbekannten Kasper, seinem Freund Karli, Lehrer Mock, König Balduin, der besorgten Entenmutter Berta Gründel und der Hexe Stoppelwarz, die eigentlich an allem Schuld ist. more...

  • The Worm Ouroboros: The Prelude to Zimiamviaby E. R. Eddison; James Stephens; Orville Prescott; Douglas E. Winter

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    The lost classic masterpiece of magical realms, admired by Tolkien and the great prototype for The Lord of the Rings and modern fantasy fiction. more...

  • The Worm Ouroboros: The Prelude to Zimiamviaby E. R. Eddison; James Stephens; Orville Prescott; Douglas E. Winter

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    The lost classic masterpiece of magical realms, admired by Tolkien and the great prototype for The Lord of the Rings and modern fantasy fiction. more...