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BEYOND THE WOODS Edited by Paula Guran Collects Retold Fairy Tales

Here’s the cover and synopsis for the upcoming antology Beyond the Woods: Fairy Tales Retold edited by Paula Guran.

Once upon a time, the stories that came to be known as “fairy tales” were cultivated to entertain adults more than children; it was only later that they were tamed and pruned into less thorny versions intended for youngsters. But in truth, they have continued to prick the imaginations of readers at all ages.

Over the years, authors have often borrowed bits and pieces from these stories, grafting them into their own writing, creating literature with both new meaning and age-old significance. In the last few decades or so, they’ve also intentionally retold and reinvented the tales in a variety of ways—delightful or dark, wistful or wicked, sweet or satirical—that forge new trails through the forests of fantastic fiction.

This new anthology compiles some of the best modern fairy-tale retellings and reinventions from award-winning and bestselling authors, acclaimed storytellers, and exciting new talents, into an enchanting collection. Explore magical new realms by traveling with us, Beyond the Woods . . .

Book info as per Amazon US [Also available via Amazon UK]:

  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Night Shade Books (July 5, 2016)
  • ISBN-10: 1597808385
  • ISBN-13: 978-1597808385
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2 Comments on BEYOND THE WOODS Edited by Paula Guran Collects Retold Fairy Tales

  1. Uh. Wish they’d told the editor I could release the cover 🙂

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