World Fantasy Award-winner Graham Joyce spins a dark, enchanted narrative in his latest book, set in the English countryside. On Christmas Day, the Martins get a shocking visit from their daughter, who disappeared 20 years earlier. Hurt and confused, they’re suspicious. Did she run away? Did fairies capture her, as she says? Was she actually kidnapped, and is her fanciful delusion a coping mechanism? Or is something more ominous at work? A riveting blend of historical folklore, mystery and scenes of risqué revelry.
Some Kind of Fairy Tale, $25.