CRRL Picks: Re-Tells: Modern Fairy Tales

Angel's Ink
Angel's Ink By Drake, Jocelynn (Book - 2012 ) FICTION Dra Available in some locations

Annotation:Looking for a tattoo and maybe a little something extra: a burst of good luck, a dollop of true love, or even a hex on an ex? Head to the quiet and mysterious Gage, the best skin artist in town.

Beauty A Novel By Wilson, Susan (Book - 1996 ) FICTION Wil Available in some locations

Annotation:Disfigured by a rare genetic disease, mystery writer Leland Crompton lives as a recluse in New Hampshire but agrees to have his portrait painted by Alix Miller.

Boy, Snow, Bird
Boy, Snow, Bird By Oyeyemi, Helen (Book - 2014 ) FICTION Oye Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 6 copies

Annotation:A reimagining of the Snow White story set in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s.

Briar Rose
Briar Rose By Coover, Robert (Book - 1996 ) FICTION Coo Available in some locations

Annotation:The story of a prince trapped in the briars; a sleeping beauty who cannot awaken, dreaming of a succession of kissing princes; and the old spell-casting fairy who inhabits the princess's dreams, regaling her with legends of other sleeping beauties.

Confessions of An Ugly Stepsister
Confessions of An Ugly Stepsister By Maguire, Gregory (Book - 2000 ) FICTION Mag Available in some locations

Annotation:On seeing her portrait, a servant girl modelling for an artist in 17th-century Holland realizes she is ugly. But the portrait opens her eyes to the world of art, and she becomes a painter.

Crystal Cove
Crystal Cove By Kleypas, Lisa (Book - 2013 ) FICTION Kle Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 15 copies

Annotation:When Justine Hoffman was born her mother cast a spell to protect her from heartbreak, and as a result, she is incapable of falling in love. Eventually Justine's irrepressible curiosity--and her wish to lead a normal life--get the better of her, and she finds a way to temporarily block the enchantment. However, when Justine meets the mysterious Jason Black, she accidentally unleashes a storm of desire and danger that will threaten everything she holds dear....

Fool By Moore, Christopher (Book - 2009 ) FICTION Moo Available in some locations

Annotation:Pocket, King Lear's fool, sets out to straighten out the mess the mad king has made of the kingdom and the royal family, only to discover the truth about his own heritage.

Golden Threads
Golden Threads By Hooper, Kay (Book - 2006 ) FICTION Hoo Available in some locations

Annotation:When the wary woman and mysterious man take roles in a community theater production, they risk far more than the judgment of an audience. They risk their very lives. Because both of them have secrets. Both are living a lie. And both know the first rule of survival is, Tell No One.

A Kiss At Midnight
A Kiss At Midnight By James, Eloisa (Paperback - 2010 ) Available in some locations

Annotation:Miss Kate Daltry doesn't believe in fairy tales . . .or happily ever after. Forced by her stepmother to attend a ball, Kate meets a prince . . . and decides he's anything but charming.

Mermaid A Twist on the Classic Tale By Turgeon, Carolyn (Book - 2011 ) FICTION Tur Available in some locations

Annotation:One gloomy, windswept morning as Princess Margrethe stands in a convent garden overlooking the icy sea, she witnesses a miracle: a glittering mermaid emerging from the waves, a nearly drowned man in her arms.

The Night Counter
The Night Counter A Novel By Yunis, Alia (Book - 2009 ) FICTION Yun Available in some locations

Annotation:A magic carpet ride examining the lives of Fatima Abdullah and her huge dysfunctional family. Imitating Scheherazade, Fatima spins her own tales to the legendary storyteller. And she has plenty of material.

Reawakened A Once Upon A Time Tale By Beane, Odette (Book - 2013 ) FICTION Bea Available in some locations

Annotation:Henry takes Emma back to his home in Storybrooke, Maine, where, Henry claims, all the residents are actually fairy tale characters who can't remember their true identities.

The Rumpelstiltskin Problem
The Rumpelstiltskin Problem By Vande Velde, Vivian (Book - 2000 ) FICTION Van Available in some locations

Annotation:A collection of variations on the familiar story of a boastful miller and the daughter he claims can spin straw into gold.

The Sleeping Beauty
The Sleeping Beauty By Lackey, Mercedes (Book - 2010 ) FICTION Lac Available in some locations

Annotation:In Rosamund's realm, happiness hinges on a few simple beliefs. For every princess there's a prince. The King has ultimate power. Stepmothers should never be trusted. And bad things come to those who break with Tradition.

The Snow Child
The Snow Child A Novel By Ivey, Eowyn (Book - 2012 ) FICTION Ive Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 5 copies

Annotation:As Jack and Mabel struggle to understand this child who could have stepped from the pages of a fairy tale, they come to love her as their own daughter. But in this beautiful, violent place things are rarely as they appear, and what they eventually learn about Faina will transform all of them.

Spindle's End
Spindle's End By McKinley, Robin (Book - 2000 ) FICTION McK Available in some locations

Annotation:All the creatures of the forest and field and riverbank knew the infant was special. She was the princess, spirited away from the evil fairy Pernicia on her name-day. But the curse was cast: Rosie was fated to prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and fall into a poisoned sleep.

The Swan Maiden
The Swan Maiden By Watson, Jules (Book - 2009 ) FICTION Wat Available in some locations

Annotation:In this graceful retelling of the Irish legend of Deirdre of the Sorrows, a young woman's birth lays a curse upon the kingdom of Ulster and its aging king.

While Beauty Slept
While Beauty Slept By Blackwell, Elizabeth Canning (Book - 2014 ) FICTION Bla Available in some locations

Annotation:A Gothic retelling of the real story behind the legend of Sleeping Beauty.

The Woodcutter
The Woodcutter By Danley, Kate (Book - 2012 ) FICTION Dan Available in some locations

Annotation:Deep within the Wood, a young woman lies dead. Not a mark on her body. No trace of her murderer. Only her chipped glass slippers hint at her identity.

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