professornana (professornana) wrote,

another terrific collection of stories

Tradition is for many of us to take a book (or Kindle) to graduation ceremonies. After our students cross the platform, we can crack open the book and read. Today's selection was a new to paperback story collection from Firebird (thanks, Sharyn!) called TROLL'S EYE VIEW edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling. I have enjoyed their previous collaborative efforts, and this one is fabulous. An evil Cinderella (and a thoroughly chilling story), a stunted troll (with some hysterically funny lines), a variation on Othello (just when you think there is nothing to add to that story): it is all here. What a lovely way to sit and while away a couple of hours. I think this might be one to add to my YA class come the spring. It certainly features a lovely pantheon of authors including Neil Gaiman, Jane Yolen, and Holly Black among others. <306>

And now I am off to meet the resident of the back bedroom and my better half at church. That means tomorrow we can sleep in and decide what to do at our leisure.
Tags: firebird, story collections, traditional literature variations
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