Modern Fairy Tales

Aquamarine

By Alice Hoffman

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A tale of enchantment; a luminous lesson in how to say goodbye and how to hold on to those we love best of all.

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Beauty

By Susan Wilson

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A modern retelling of "Beauty and the Beast" featuring an artist and the man she has been hired to paint - an author with a disfiguring genetic disease.

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Beauty

By Sheri S. Tepper

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Drawing on the wellspring of tales such as "Sleeping Beauty," (this) is a moving novel of love and loss, hope and despair, magic and nature.

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Briar Rose

By Robert Coover

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A unique spin on the tale of "Sleeping Beauty" and the absurd and inescapable demands that Romance makes on our lives.

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Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister

By Gregory Maguire

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A sophisticated and evocative version of "Cinderella" set in 17th century Holland.

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Ella Enchanted

By Gail Carson Levine

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Based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her.

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Golden Threads

By Kay Hooper

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The story of Rapunzel set in a small town community theater.
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Just Ella

By Margaret Peterson Haddix

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In this continuation of the Cinderella story, fifteen-year-old Ella finds that accepting Prince Charming's proposal ensnares her in a suffocating tangle of palace rules and royal etiquette, so she plots to escape.
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Lady of the Forest

By Jennifer Roberson

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The first flush of romance between Maid Marion and Robin Hood is told in this prequel to the "Merry Men" legends.
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Rose and the Beast

By Francesca Lia Block

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With language that is both lyrical and distinctly her own, Francesca Lia Block turns nine fairy tales inside out.
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