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The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

by Michael Pollan

One of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of the Year

Winner of the James Beard Award

Author of #1 New York Times Bestsellers In Defense of Food and Food Rules

Today, buffeted by one food fad after...


Boogers, Witches, and Haints: Appalachian Ghost Stories: The Foxfire Americana Library (5)

by Inc. Foxfire Fund

A collection of spine-tingling Appalachian ghost stories and tall tales passed down from generation to generation.  Whether they tell of faucets that drip blood, monster catfish that lurk at the bottom of quarries,...


The Prose Edda - Tales from Norse Mythology

by Snorri Sturluson

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high...


Forty-Four Turkish Fairy Tales

by Willy Pogany & Ignacz Kunos

This volume is a treasure chest of classic Eastern tales drawing on the rich folklore of Turkey. Forty-four Turkish Fairy Tales has not been in print for almost 100 years, mainly because the original edition...


Indian Fairy Tales

by John D Batten & Joseph Jacobs

Soils and national characters differ, but fairy tales are often the same in plot and incidents, if not in style. Most of the 27 tales in this volume of Indian fairy tales are known in the West in some form or...


Popular Tales of the West Highlands - Volume 1

by John F Campbell

This volume has been especially republished to raise funds for the Prince's Trust. It contains twenty-three ursgeuln, or tales, plus a number of fables collected from the Western Highlands of Scotland by the...


Tiivistelma

by John Halsted & Paul McDaid

When searching for a suitable title that would best describe a compendium of Viking myths and legends compiled especially for storytellers, it was no easy task choosing a single word that would encompass the...


The Myths of Mexico and Peru

by Lewis SPENCE

In 19th C. Europe it was not unusual to speak of the Americas as "continents without a history." The folly of this statement was extreme. For centuries prior to European occupation Central America was the seat...


Ghosts of the Bluegrass

by James McCormick

In Ghosts of the Bluegrass, James McCormick and Macy Wyatt present stories of Kentucky ghosts past and present. Some of the tales are set in rural areas, but many take place in urban areas such as the haunted...


Scottish Fairy and Folk Tales

by Sir George Douglas

This volume contains eighty five fairy tales, stories, myths, legends, literary tales and comic tales collated by Sir George Douglas and was first published in 1901. In the days long before the advent of radio...


The Book of Noodles - Stories of Simpletons, Fools and Their Follies

by William A. Clouston

This book is filled with Noodle-tales from around the world. But what is a Noodle? After a fashion, the typical noodle of popular tales "point a moral". Poor fellow! he follows his instructions only too literally,...


The Green Fairy Book

by Andrew Lang

This was meant to be the third and last of Andrew Lang's Fairy Books of many colours. Fortunately for us it wasn't. First there was the Blue Fairy Book; then when Victorian children asked for more, the Red Fairy...


Olaf the Glorious

by Robert Leighton

The hero in this volume is not an imaginary one; he was a real flesh and blood man who reigned as King of Norway just over a thousand years ago. The main facts of his adventurous career -- his boyhood of slavery...


Kentucky Ghosts

by William Lynwood Montell

" Headless visions -- howls and moans -- ghostly ladies dressed in black and white -- a fiddling spirit dancing on the road. Such are the sights and sounds that inhabit the pages of Lynwood Montell's Kentucky...


The Friendly Guide to Mythology: A Mortal's Companion to the Fantastical Realm of Gods Goddesses Monsters Heroes

by Nancy Hathaway

How was the world as we know it created? What does it mean to be a hero? Where do we go when we die? Why are flood myths so ubiquitous? Anyone who has pondered these and other questions about humanity's ancient...


Spirits of the Earth: A Guide to Native American Nature Symbols, Stories, and Ceremonies

by Robert Lake-Thom

"There are ancient secrets and lessons hidden in nature. If you seek for guidance, you will discover truth." -Bobby Lake-ThomMuch of the ancient knowledge that has been passed down from Native American medicine...


Maori Tales And Legends

by Kate McCosh Clark

The following tales are an outcome of a long residence in New Zealand, and of many opportunities whilst travelling amongst the Maoris of becoming acquainted with their folk-lore, superstitions, and customs....


Myths and Folklore of Ireland

by Jeremiah Curtin

Myths and Folklore of Ireland is the first of many works published by the renowned American translator Jeremiah Curtin. The volume is comprised of twenty-three Irish myths, in which the the legends of Fin MacCumhail...


Jataka Tales

by Ellen C Babbitt

The Jatakas, or birth-stories, form one of Buddhism's sacred books. They relate the adventures of the Buddha in his former existences. Carved railings around the relic shrines of Sanchi in Madhya Pradesh and...


Roumanian Fairytales and Legends

by Elizabeth B Mawr

Given Romania's long and diverse cultural history, it is no surprise that the country has such a rich tapestry of folk tales, fairy tales, and legends. It is fortunate that so many of these stories survived...