Writing Wildlife | The Reader’s Shelf

Readers expect novels full of human characters, but fiction is populated with wildlife, too—from the fantastic to the real, the endangered to the extinct, and from companions to subjects and protagonists themselves.

Fiction and Fantasy for Moderns | Classic Returns

This month’s Classic Returns column features earlier novels by current fan favorites; a reissued family saga; a tale of second chances; and two collections from the “Oddly Modern Fairy Tales” series published by Princeton University.

al-Shaykh’s One Thousand and One Nights | RA Crossroads

Shahrazad talked her way out of death, transformed a king, and still inspires storytellers who continue to follow the tradition

The Ocean at the End of the Lane | RA Crossroads

Gaiman starts this month’s reading crossroads. Fairy tales and fantasy, battles of forces, good and evil, short stories and audiobooks! Selections for the imagination.