The Girl Who Married a Lion and Other Tales from Africa (Dec., $20) by Alexander McCall Smith. The author of No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency and a native of Zimbabwe collects tales from his home country and Botswana. Advertising.
PRINCETON UNIV. PRESS
When They Severed Earth from Sky: How the Human Mind Shapes Myth (Feb., $29.95) by Elizabeth Wayland Barber and Paul T. Barber shows how myths originally communicated information about real events and observations, preserving them within nonliterate societies.
The Robber with a Witch's Head: More Stories from the Great Treasury of Sicilian Folk and Fairy Tales (Sept., $30), collected by Laura Gonzenbach, trans. by Jack Zipes, presents nearly 50 stories about demons, maidens and princes. Advertising.
The Autobiography of Santa Claus (Oct., $17.95) by Jeff Guinn combines fact with the legend of St. Nicholas.
THUNDER BAY PRESS
Ghosts of New York (Dec., $17.95) by Marilyn Stults explores the spirits that haunt America's cities; first in a series.
UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO PRESS
The Santero's Miracle: A Bilingual Story (Oct., $16.95) by Rudolfo Anaya, illus. by Amy Córdova, is a story of faith that starts with Don Jacobo's dream.