Wizards: The Quest for the Wizard from Merlin to Harry Potter (Sept., $18.95) by John Matthews traces wizardry's origins and charts wizards' activities and powers over the centuries.
Beautiful Angiola: The Great Treasury of Sicilian Folk and Fairy Tales Collected by Laura Gonzenbach (Oct., $30), trans. by Jack Zipes, collects stories told among Sicilian peasants. Advertising. Author publicity.
The Claddagh Ring: Ireland's Cherished Symbol of Friendship, Loyalty, and Love (Oct., $18.95) by Malachy McCourt recounts the story of this timeless symbol. Author tour. Radio satellite tour.
Groundhog Day (Nov., $19.95) by Don Yoder explores the national phenomenon and origins of Groundhog Day.
The Autobiography of Santa Claus (Oct., $12.95), as told to Jeff Guinn, combines historical fact with legend.
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Where I Come From (Sept., $16.95) by Bryan Woolley, a writer for the Dallas Morning News, records stories told by ordinary Texans of their extraordinary lives.
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World of Myths (Sept., $35) by Marina Warner gathers tales from ancient civilizations including Egypt, Rome and Greece.
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Greek Gods, Human Lives: What We Can Learn from Myths (Nov., $30) by Mary Lefkowitz revisits ancient Greek literature and lessons that can be learned.