Book Spotlight | A Thousand Beginnings and Endings

A Thousand Beginnings and EndingsTitle: A Thousand Beginnings and Endings

Edited by: Ellen Oh, Elise Chapman

Publisher: Greenwillow Books

Release Date: June 26, 2018


Synopsis

Star-crossed lovers, meddling immortals, feigned identities, battles of wits, and dire warnings. These are the stuff of fairy tale, myth, and folklore that have drawn us in for centuries.

Fifteen bestselling and acclaimed authors reimagine the folklore and mythology of East and South Asia in short stories that are by turns enchanting, heartbreaking, romantic, and passionate.

Compiled by We Need Diverse Booksโ€™s Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman, the authors included in this exquisite collection are: Renee Ahdieh, Sona Charaipotra, Preeti Chhibber, Roshani Chokshi, Aliette de Bodard, Melissa de la Cruz, Julie Kagawa, Rahul Kanakia, Lori M. Lee, E. C. Myers, Cindy Pon, Aisha Saeed, Shveta Thakrar, and Alyssa Wong.

A mountain loses her heart. Two sisters transform into birds to escape captivity. A young man learns the true meaning of sacrifice. A young woman takes up her motherโ€™s mantle and leads the dead to their final resting place. From fantasy to science fiction to contemporary, from romance to tales of revenge, these stories will beguile readers from start to finish.


Why I’m Excited

This cover is one of the most beautiful thingsย  Ihave ever seen.

I love anthologies so much and this is one of the ones I’m most excited for this year! And I wil lliterarly read anything that is folklore or mythology inspired.

I love that so many East and South Asian authors are getting to explore and showcase their own cultures and myths.


Are you looking forward to A THOUSAND BEGINNINGS AND ENDINGS? Have you read books from any of these authors before? Who’s story are you most excited for? Share below!

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