Thursday, March 09, 2023

Top ten retold fairytales

Idra Novey is the award-winning author of the novels Ways to Disappear and Those Who Knew. Her work has been translated into a dozen languages and she’s written for The Atlantic, The New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times. She teaches fiction at Princeton University.

[The Page 69 Test: Ways to Disappear]

Novey's new novel is Take What You Need.

At the Guardian she tagged ten top retold fairytales that "upend readers’ expectations in wondrously subversive ways." One title on the list:
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

In this Alaskan novel, a childless couple create one – out of snow. For anyone who lives with children who are not made of snow, the quiet, pristine world of this novel will immediately transport you to an elsewhere beyond the often loud and chaotic realm of 21st-century parenthood.
Learn about another entry on the list.

The Snow Child is among Ashleigh Bell Pedersen's eight magical novels by women writers and M. A. Kuzniar's eight retellings with a bite of darkness.

--Marshal Zeringue