The Belle of Sleepy Hollow and Other Untold Stories in Classic American Tales

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Pub Date 23 Apr 2024 | Archive Date 21 May 2024
Aubade Publishing | Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles

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Description

THE BELLE OF SLEEPY HOLLOW contains nine tales, each tied to a classic American short story. The new stories are implicit critiques and interpretations of the old ones, but they are also tributes to some of the most beloved works in American literature. Referencing the same characters, settings, and events, these tales are situated within a time gap left by the original, or placed before or after the known story, or told from a different point of view. Each new story is a self-contained and artful work of fiction inspired by its source but offering a fresh perspective on the fictional world immortalized in the prior work. The style evokes, rather than imitates, the voice of the original. Beautifully illustrated with scenes from the stories, the collection pulls the reader back into the iconic story-worlds of authors as diverse as Poe and Chesnutt or Hawthorne and Chopin. 

THE BELLE OF SLEEPY HOLLOW contains nine tales, each tied to a classic American short story. The new stories are implicit critiques and interpretations of the old ones, but they are also tributes to...


A Note From the Publisher

Illustrated by Cosette Puckett

Hardcover: 9781951547257

eBook: 9781951547271

Illustrated by Cosette Puckett

Hardcover: 9781951547257

eBook: 9781951547271


Advance Praise

Powerful short stories transport and transform us. . . . While [these tales] share many of the touchstone traits of their predecessors, they also possess a unique power all their own. . . . Lohafer has conjured a literary miracle. . . . Readers new to short stories and readers well versed in them will find here a wellspring of reflection and enjoyment.

—Morris A. Grubbs, editor of HOME AND BEYOND: AN ANTHOLOGY OF KENTUCKY SHORT STORIES

[Lohafer] draws us inside beloved classic tales and, eloquently, seamlessly, reveals the untold stories of lesser-known characters or the after-stories of central characters. I was transfixed by these stories.

—Mary Costello, Irish short story writer and novelist, author of THE CHINA FACTORY, ACADEMY STREET, and THE RIVER CAPTURE

Lohafer’s bright intelligence, her enviable skill, is daunting. . . . [S]he brings to her tribute an inventive, scrupulous, and wholly delightful capacity for the perfect detail, and a remarkable depth of psychological insight.

—Michael Trussler, University of Regina, author of ENCOUNTERS and THE SUNDAY BOOK 

Powerful short stories transport and transform us. . . . While [these tales] share many of the touchstone traits of their predecessors, they also possess a unique power all their own. . . . Lohafer...


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PAGES 164

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