• Further Up the Path

    Further Up the Path

    Oz, Daniel

    A collection of parables translated from Hebrew with vast concepts of human nature.

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  • The Science of Lost Futures

    The Science of Lost Futures

    Habermeyer, Ryan

    A debut collection melds the European fairy tale with the American yarn into an assemblage of accidental magic, frustrated metamorphoses, and chance meetings with a bewildered divine. (Kirkus)

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  • The Bird King

    The Bird King

    Wilson, G. Willow

    A lovely fable set during the final days of the Reconquista. (Kirkus)

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  • Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes: A No-bullshit Guide to World Mythology

    Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes: A No-bullshit Guide to World Mythology

    O'Brien, Cory

    These are rude, crude, totally sacred texts told the way they were meant to be told: loudly, and with lots of four-letter words.

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  • Mythologies: The Complete Edition, in A New Translation

    Mythologies: The Complete Edition, in A New Translation

    Barthes, Roland

    This book has two parts. The first illuminates the mythic in everyday manifestations of culture ranging from striptease to pro wrestling to red wine to children's toys. The second part, "Myth Today," provides the philosophical underpinnings of meaning as a social construct and myth as man-made, fluid rather than fixed. (Kirkus)

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  • The Ill-Made Mute

    The Ill-Made Mute

    Dart-Thornton, Cecilia

    Into Isse Tower stumbles a youth with no memory, unable to speak, wearing a face horribly disfigured from exposure to poisonous plants. Becoming a lowly, abused drudge, the youth learns about windships, the "unstorms" of eerie magic blown in on the shang winds, the flying horses called Eotaurs, and the servants' incessant tales of wights both seelie and unseelie. Unfortunately, the youth comes to the attention of Mortier, Master of Swords, who requires a servant. (Kirkus)

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  • Evolutions: Fifteen Myths That Explain Our World

    Evolutions: Fifteen Myths That Explain Our World

    Harman, Oren Solomon

    A chronicle of events from the Big Bang to the origin of life to the development of human consciousness, written as folktales. (Kirkus)

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  • Menagerie

    Menagerie

    Vincent, Rachel

    This novel begins a dark and moody new series set among circus freaks and cryptids. In Vincent's story, the creatures from various world mythologies are very real. (Kirkus)

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  • The Porpoise: A Novel

    The Porpoise: A Novel

    Haddon, Mark

    A labyrinthine narrative that winds its way through classical myth, Shakespearean theater, and childlike fairy tale as it twists toward a tentative contemporary conclusion. (Kirkus)

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  • The Silence of the Girls

    The Silence of the Girls

    Barker, Pat

    An accomplished hand at historical fiction respins the final weeks of the Trojan War. (Kirkus)"

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