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Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology

  • The Sea Houseby Elisabeth Gifford

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    In 1860, Alexander Ferguson, a newly ordained vicar and amateur evolutionary scientist, takes up his new parish, a poor, isolated patch on the remote Scottish island of Harris. He hopes to uncover the truth behind the legend of the selkies?mermaids or seal people who have been sighted off the north of Scotland for centuries. He has a more personal... more...

  • Dog Gone, Back Soonby Nick Trout

    Hyperion 2014; US$ 9.99

    When Dr. Cyrus Mills returned home after inheriting his estranged father's veterinary practice, The Bedside Manor for Sick Animals, the last thing he wanted was to stay in Eden Falls, Vermont, a moment longer than absolutely necessary. However, the previously reclusive veterinarian pathologist quickly found that he actually enjoyed treating animals... more...

  • Dog Gone, Back Soonby Nick Trout

    Hyperion 2014; Not Available

    When Dr. Cyrus Mills returned home after inheriting his estranged father's veterinary practice, The Bedside Manor for Sick Animals, the last thing he wanted was to stay in Eden Falls, Vermont, a moment longer than absolutely necessary. However, the previously reclusive veterinarian pathologist quickly found that he actually enjoyed treating animals... more...

  • Charnel House Bluesby Suzanne Ruthven

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    A view of the vampire through folklore, history, literature and film. more...

  • The Folklore of Discworldby Terry Pratchett; Jacqueline Simpson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 15.95

    Terry Pratchett joins up with a leading folklorist to reveal the legends, myths and customs of Discworld, together with helpful hints from Planet Earth. Most of us grew up having always known when to touch wood or cross our fingers, and what happens when a princess kisses a frog or a boy pulls a sword from a stone, yet sadly some of these things are... more...

  • Stories of the Strangerby Martin Palmer; Katriana Hazell

    Bene Factum Publishing 2014; US$ 8.74

    The Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC) has commissioned a selection of brilliant writers to retell traditional tales of exiles and outsiders from a contemporary perspective with poignancy, humour and wit. From the scriptural and the historical to folk tales and modern fables too, this collection is ideal for reflection, for drama, art, and... 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...

  • Boy, Snow, Birdby Helen Oyeyemi

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    As seen on the cover of the New York Times Book Review , where it was described as ?gloriously unsettling? evoking Toni Morrison, Haruki Murakami, Angela Carter, Edgar Allan Poe, Gabriel García Márquez, Chris Abani and even Emily Dickinson,? and already one of the year?s most widely acclaimed novels: ? Helen Oyeyemi has fully transformed... 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 Gruesome Adventures of Alice in Undeadlandby Sebastian Gregory

    Carina 2014; US$ 2.74

    What once was curious is now dead. Shortly after her thirteenth birthday, unhappy orphan Alice takes a tumble ?- off a bridge, and into the Thames. But it seems that her misfortune has only just begun. Because where once was a Wonderland, is now a festering world of the unwanted dead. Accompanied by a mouse- head bottle -top, Alice braves Undeadland,... more...