Tapping the Dream Tree – Charles de Lint

I’m often surprised how many de Lint books are out there that I still haven’t read.    The man is nothing short of prolific.    This is a book of short stories, with familiar characters, and characters that are just passing through or around Newford.

My favorite story in this book is “Seven Wild Sisters” about a seven girls living on a farm outside Newford.    Sarah Jane (one of the middle sisters) has befriended the old woman living on the neighboring farmstead.   Aunt Lillian sees fairies, and on one fateful day, Sarah Jane learns she can, too.    This is a peripheral Newford story, and a good one – a nice modern twist on a couple different fairy tales.     Absolutely sold this anthology for me.


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