Author of AGAINST A DARKENING SKY, THE EMPTY ROOM, OUR DAILY BREAD, and others. Find out more at www.LaurenBDavis.com. I read as if my sanity depended upon it.. . . oh, wait, it does! Snort.
Wonderful and wise. The book is comprised of a number of 'elder' fairy tales, which are fairly difficult to find among the mountain of youth tales, wherein the hero (rarely the heroine) sets off in search of fortune. These tales explore the themes of age and act as a guide to aging well. They speak of confronting the shadow self, and acceptance, and regaining enchantment and innocence, and wisdom and how to offer that wisdom to the next generation. I was enthralled from beginning to end and felt as though I knew myself better, and was better equipped to navigate the shoals of old age, for having read it.