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Except the Queen by Jane Yolen
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Oct 29, 10

bookshelves: sci-fi-fantasy, feminist-novels
Read in September, 2010

Really enjoyed it. Jane Yolen describes what happens to two fairy sisters evicted from Fairyland and then must live in our world. Helpers are the unexpected--Baba Yaga houses one sister in her house (remember her moveable house that is on chicken legs from Russian fairy tales?)acting as the building manager for landlord Baba Yaga, who is traveling, while the other is in a different city, saved by a social worker, working as an herbalist in an organic grocery. It is amusing to watch the sisters discover the joy of U.S. mail! A very enjoyable read. The spiritual effect of tattoos is an interesting plot device! Jane Yolen rarely disappoints!
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