"Part travel memoir, part anthropological study, [Pike] captures the hopefulness of childhood & the magic of believing."
In search of something to believe in again, Signe Pike left behind a career in Manhattan to undertake a magical journey-literally. In a sweeping tour through England, Ireland, Scotland, and beyond, she takes readers to dark glens and abandoned forests, ancient sacred sites, and local pubs, seeking those who might still believe in the mysterious beings we've relegated to the dusty corners of our childhood imaginations: faeries. But as Signe attempts to connect with the spirit world, she'll come to view herself and the world around her in a profoundly new way.
Engaging and full of heart, Faery Tale is more than a memoir-it's the story of rekindling that spark of belief that makes even the most skeptical among us feel like a kid again.
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Praise for Faery Tale...
A Kirkus Reviews "Best Books of 2010"
A Charleston Magazine "Editor's Pick"
"Magical and beguiling, tender and heartbreaking, Faery Tale is the work of a fiercely talented new writer."
— Michael Taeckens, author of Love is a Four-Letter Word
"Pike writes of her various encounters with faery-believers and faery lands, from New York to Mexico to Ireland to Scotland, in a winning voice that roams freely from melancholy to mirth, incredulity to bright surprise." —Kirkus Reviews
"It's hard to decide what's more enchanting, Signe Pike's writing or the magical world she uncovers...Proceed with caution, because Faery Tale may cast a spell that transforms the way you see the world forever."—Jillian Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of Everything You Ever Wanted
"We absolutely love this book." —Brian & Wendy Froud, conceptual designers of The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth, authors of Faeries, Trolls, and many other bestselling books
"...[A]n earnest search for what is real in a world that is filled with illusion, and what is true in a world that is filled with falsehood. It makes you smile, and it makes you think."—Marianne Williamson
"Sweet, unsettling, and wise...a book for anyone who years to understand the invisible, by which I mean everything that turns out to be right in front of our noses." —Jennifer Finney Boylan, bestselling author of She's Not There and The Black Veil
"Faery Tale is enchanting." —A.J. Jacobs, New York Times bestselling author of It's All Relative
"Faery Tale is more than just a refreshing romp among waterfalls...It's Signe Pike's answer to a grief-sick heart. Pike went looking for enchantment; well she found it, and she left its light and gracious footprints across every page of this delightful book."— Jeanine Cummins, bestselling author of The Crooked Branch
"Pike's wit, wisdom, and wide-eyed view of the world will help you develop your own sense of traveler's whimsy." —Women's Adventure Magazine