Here’s a mashup we weren’t expecting this year (oh, come on, this is a good surprise—not like, say, murder hornets): Perestroika in Paris, an equestrian fairy tale set in Paris. Written by Pulitzer Prize Winner Jane Smiley, no less. Perestroika is Paris is the story of a talking racehorse who decides to venture into the world beyond the race track. She finds herself in Paris, where she meets Frida, a German shorthaired pointer who knows how to haggle for crêpes, a wise raven who likes to offer all sorts of advice, and a delightful eight-year old orphan who knows to not fall off a horse.
Look. Do you really want murder hornets? Because that’s not really a stretch these days.
(Seriously. This is grabbed from the network feed. Blaine, WA, several weeks ago. It was an X-Files episode out there in the woods.)
Perestroika in Paris has happy endings. Lots of them. You know you want it.
–A Good Book, Sumner, WA