Modern Fairy Tales

The Godmother

By Elizabeth Ann Scarborough

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A witty take on Cinderella, Snow White and Puss in Boots - a frustrated social worker wishes for a Fairy Godmother for the whole city.
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The Night Counter

By Alia Yunis

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Scheherazade retold in a magic carpet ride examining the lives of Fatima Abdullah and her huge dysfunctional family.
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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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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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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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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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