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Returning My Sister’s Face by Eugie Foster

Returning My Sister’s Face and Other Far Eastern Tales of Whimsy and Malice by Eugie Foster

Norilana Books, Winnetka, CA 2009

From my local library, read for Once Upon A Time VI.

I wish I could remember where I first heard of this collection.  Maybe is was from a blurb on the jacket of  Salt of the Air by Vera Nazarian, also published by Norilana Books.

Eugie Foster has taken themes from Far Eastern folk tales and written a beautiful collection of twelve stories.   An air of delicacy provides a base for tales that are moving, often funny and filled with mystery.    These include stories of demons, an angry ghost, a fox-women and other elements from classic Chinese and Japanese tales.

I am lucky my library had this book in the catalog.  It is lovely.   Foster is a short story author I am unfamiliar with, like N.K. Jemisin, and another reason for me to pay more attention to story publications, both in print and on-line.

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