"My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales" includes stories Neil Gaiman and Joyce Carol Oates. The title refers to an old fairy tale that's been told in many countries; in Germany it is known as "The Juniper Tree," in Scotland as "The Milk-White Doo," and in England as "The Rose Tree."
The authors of the new stories have taken as their inspiration everything from Hans Christian Andersen to Goethe and Calvino and from Japan to Norway, Russia and Mexico. The book also includes a foreword from Gregory MaGuire, author of "Wicked" and was edited by Kate Bernheimer, who was lucky enough to meet at the Lit Fest.
I had no sooner posted this than the doorbell rang and the FedEx man handed me a package. I must admit to embarrassing my daughter in front of her friend when I squealed with excitement as I opened the package and discovered that this very book had just been delivered into my hands. Must go now and enjoy a beautiful evening on the patio with my new book and a big glass of wine!
Oh how funny that you posted this right as the book was being delivered! Hope you're enjoying your night now that you have it in your hot little hands.ReplyDelete
A new book and you got to embarass your daughter. Double bonus! Enjoy.ReplyDelete
Now that's even better than a fairy godmother!! Enjoy!ReplyDelete
Oh, I like the sound of this! I'm glad you've received it already!ReplyDelete
Oh you have no idea idea how many times I have almost embraced the UPS guy. I squeal a lot when I get packages. :)ReplyDelete
Oooh, it is a book of fairy tales? Will have to look for it.ReplyDelete
I would have squealed if this had shown up at my door too.ReplyDelete
LOL, I squeal every time I get a book, and I actually wish that someone could see me just for the fun of it. LOLReplyDelete
Interesting title. I thought it was murder thriller or teen issues book, but it sounds lot more positive and fairy tale-ish!
Love it, love it, love it! I've squealed many a time when I receive packages so don't feel bad. Now I just make my son receive my packages and I squeal behind close doors. My son just rolls his eyes.ReplyDelete
Wow! I would have totally squealed too! WOW! Enjoy!ReplyDelete
Yay for you! How wonderful! No worries, I tend to squeal loudly whenever I get a book in the mail - it never grows old!ReplyDelete
I saw this book in a couple of different spots while perusing the web this morning but I didn't stop to check it out. I honestly I just thought "What the #@$%"!! But when I saw the title of your post I had to check it out. And now I want a copy of this book! I absolutely love books of stories by all different authors & this one sounds fantastic!