Tender Morsels is a dark and vivid story, set in two worlds and worrying at the border between them. Liga lives modestly in her own personal heaven, a world given to her in exchange for her earthly life. Her two daughters grow up in this soft place, protected from the violence that once harmed... show more
Tender Morsels is a dark and vivid story, set in two worlds and worrying at the border between them. Liga lives modestly in her own personal heaven, a world given to her in exchange for her earthly life. Her two daughters grow up in this soft place, protected from the violence that once harmed their mother. But the real world cannot be denied forever—magicked men and wild bears break down the borders of Liga’s refuge. Now, having known Heaven, how will these three women survive in a world where beauty and brutality lie side by side?
Publish date: October 14th 2008
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 436
Edition language: English
Snow White and Rose Red live with their mother in a cottage. upon them comes a bear, out of the cold, into their warmth and into their lives. he stays with them a bit; they become a sort of family, until he must go away. the girls meet a strange and irritable dwarf and save him several times. he is ...
Gods, I'm so envious of Lanagan's prose. There's an ease to her writing that's just beautiful to read, and her style is so lyrical and poetic that it makes me want to cry.That being said, I didn't find this one quite as good as The Brides of Rollrock Island. I think as a fairytale retelling, it's as...
I had this book for my haul, but I left my reading material at home today and luckily, this was in the back of my car. 30 pages in, and I was too creeped out to continue. I do not want to read about incent, forced abortions and physical abuse. It says "dark: in the description, but "gross" and "un...
Beautifully written, though there's no happy ending in this fairy tale. The last page left me just as sad as the first, so I can't say I'm going to revisit or recommend. Oprah's bookclub would have loved TENDER MORSELS, it's a "rip your heart out" kind of book.
This book was horrifyingly amazing. Best book I've read in a long time. Not for the faint of heart, but it's great if you're wanting to get in touch with your emotions. VERY dark retelling of Snow White and Rose Red.