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Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister - Gregory Maguire
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
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“[An] engrossing story...endearing and memorable.”—Boston Herald“[An] arresting hybrid of mystery, fairy tale, and historical novel.”—Detroit Free Press“A tale so movingly told that you will say at the end of the first reading, ‘It’s been a long time since I’ve read a book this good.’” —Nashville... show more
“[An] engrossing story...endearing and memorable.”—Boston Herald“[An] arresting hybrid of mystery, fairy tale, and historical novel.”—Detroit Free Press“A tale so movingly told that you will say at the end of the first reading, ‘It’s been a long time since I’ve read a book this good.’” —Nashville Tennessean Gregory Maguire proves himself to be “one of contemporary fiction’s most assured myth-makers” (Kirkus Reviews) with Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, his ingenious and provocative retelling of the timeless Cinderella fairy tale. Perhaps best known for his dark and breathtaking Oz series The Wicked Years—including the novel Wicked, which inspired the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical—Maguire is a master at upending the ordinary to help us see the familiar in a brilliant new light.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060987527 (0060987529)
ASIN: 60987529
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 372
Edition language: English
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Hipster Ariel's Literary Grotto
Hipster Ariel's Literary Grotto rated it
3.5 An Interesting Take on the Classic Tale
I can vaguely remember watching a TV movie adaptation of this when I was a young girl. Due to my limited memory of this movie, I had no idea what to expect with the book, and was pleasantly surprised at how quickly I was able to get through it. First, I like how most of the focus of wrongdoing was...
sitiwajihah
sitiwajihah rated it
4.0 Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister: A Novel
I really like this version.
Merle
Merle rated it
Actually 3.5 stars--I demand half-stars, dammit!I think I liked this. I found it less powerful than Wicked, but probably more likely to please a general audience: it has more warmth and redemption, less politics and religion, and no sex. It’s sad, but not nihilistic. It covers a much shorter time pe...
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books!
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books! rated it
5.0
I read this when it first came out. It's very dark, not a happy book at all, but I loved it.
Cassandra Reads
Cassandra Reads rated it
3.0 Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister [Gregory Maguire]
This wasn't quite what I was expecting. I don't know the original story, only the Disney version and that often doesn't count for much since fairy tales are often dark, too dark for a children's story. I was expecting this to be something along the lines of Wicked, the story of their lives pre-the s...
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