by Mary Z., February 18, 2008 1:10 PM
If you haven't heard of Shannon Hale... well, now you have! Try Book of a Thousand Days, which is her newest feminist fairy tale. The very first page will inexorably pull you in with Jungian, gothic images of mad women suffering patriarchal cruelties. Finish this book, and you will be satisfied by Hale's visions of a world that includes true-blue heroines.