Falmouth Memorial Library enhances the quality of life in our community by fostering a love of lifelong learning, connecting people of all ages in a safe and comfortable environment, and providing free and open access to information.
One of our recent posts talked about entering your favorite fairy tale. Did you think fairy tales were just for kids? Think again.
One of the new trends in adult fiction is fairy tales, with a twist. These aren’t your childhood happily-ever-after stories. These tales delve into the darker elements of life and love, but you’ll still recognize the bones of the fairy tale within. Whether you’re a fan of the classic story lines or like something a little more modern – you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll have a hard time putting these down. Here are some of our adult fairy tale holdings:
Second Nature by Alice Hoffman (Beauty and the Beast)
The True Story of Hansel and Gretel by Louise Murphy (Hansel and Gretel)
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire (Cinderella)
And in the tradition of a fairy tale:
Onion Girl by Charles de Lint
Or if you like a mystery using fairy tale characters, try:
The Nursery Crime series by Jasper Fforde
Do you have a favorite tale? Share it with us! Joyce D.
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