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Fairy Tales for Adults


These fantasy picks use familiar childhood themes and characters to explore the complexities of adult life.




Book Cover Cadnum, Michael
Can't Catch Me
An edgy collection that plays fast and loose with fairy tales, Greek gods, and elves.
Book Cover Coover, Robert
Briar Rose
What is desire? A sleeping princess wrestles with this timeless mystery in her dreams.
Book Cover Datlow, Ellen and Terry Windling
Black Heart, Ivory Bones
The most recent collection in a popular series of collected fairytales for adults.
Book Cover Garner, James Finn
Once Upon a More Enlightened Time
Garner has fun at contemporary culture's expense with these pointed reworkings of childhood tales.
Book Cover Mitchell, Steven
The Frog Prince
Mitchell meditates on the transformative power of love.

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