Can’t-Wait Wednesday: How to Fracture a Fairy Tale by Jane Yolen

Can’t-Wait Wednesday, aka Waiting on Wednesday, is a weekly meme originating from Jill at Breaking the Spine and now hosted by Wishful Endings. If you’re interested in participating, stop by Wishful Endings to link up your posts.


Fantasy legend Jane Yolen (The Emerald Circus, The Devil’s Arithmetic) delights with this effortlessly wide-ranging offering of fractured fairy tales. Yolen fractures the classics to reveal their crystalline secrets, holding them to the light and presenting them entirely transformed; where a spinner of straw into gold becomes a money-changer and the big bad wolf retires to a nursing home. Rediscover the fables you once knew, rewritten and refined for the world we now live in―or a much better version of it.



I absolutely love retold fairy tales, and Jane Yolen is a master of the art. When I saw this collection coming out I got really excited–looking forward to diving into it! Also, how great is that cover?!? How to Fracture a Fairy Tale will be out on November 5th from Tachyon Publications.

18 thoughts on “Can’t-Wait Wednesday: How to Fracture a Fairy Tale by Jane Yolen

  1. @lynnsbooks says:

    This sounds great and I love the cover. I’ve read Jane Yolen before and enjoyed her short stories -which is quite unusual as I don’t tend to go for shorter stories.
    Lynn 😀

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