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Monday, September 29, 2014

Faery Tale - One woman's search for Enchantment in a Modern World

A skeptic's search for magic, one faery at a time.

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.

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Perigee Trade; Reprint edition (November 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399537007
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399537004

Signe Pike worked in book publishing at Random House and Penguin before leaving New York to write the travel memoir FAERY TALE: One Woman's Search for Enchantment in a Modern World. The memoir received glowing reviews from Harper's Bazaar and Women's Adventure Magazine among others, as well as earning a "Best of 2010" nod from Kirkus Reviews. Pike and her memoir were featured on NPR's "To the Best of Our Knowledge" along with Salman Rushdie, Neil Gaiman, and A.S. Byatt. In February of 2012 she published her first collection of poetry entitled NATIVE WATER. 
Signe currently lives in Charleston, South Carolina with her husband, book and music critic Eric Liebetrau, where she is at work on her next exploration into things unseen. 
To contact Signe, view photos or videos from her travels, or get an updated schedule of events, please visit www.signepike.com

Buy the book from Book Depository (currently best price for Australians), fishpond.com.auThe Nile, or Amazon

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