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Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister

Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister

  • Title: Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
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  • ISBN : 9781449869861
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Gregory Maguire, critically acclaimed author of Wicked, returns with his eagerly anticipated second novel Using a dazzling reincarnation of the Cinderella story set in 17th century Holland, Maguire deftly weaves together stories of inner and outer beauty Iris is a plain but intelligent young girl Forced to flee England with her recently widowed mother, Margarethe, and h Gregory Maguire, critically acclaimed author of Wicked, returns with his eagerly anticipated second novel Using a dazzling reincarnation of the Cinderella story set in 17th century Holland, Maguire deftly weaves together stories of inner and outer beauty Iris is a plain but intelligent young girl Forced to flee England with her recently widowed mother, Margarethe, and her older sister, she finds herself swept into a life that becomes a legend Arriving destitute, the family becomes employed in the home of a wealthy tulip merchant Margarethe is hired as the housekeeper and Iris as a companion to the merchant s stunningly beautiful but troubled daughter When the merchant s wife dies, Margarethe seizes the moment, and a wicked stepmother is born Narrated with spirit and warmth by Jenny Sterlin, Gregory Maguire s vision of Cinderella is a sweeping story of love and deception, where a ball, a handsome prince and the betrayal of a daughter can lead to everyone living happily ever after


Author Gregory Maguire

Gregory Maguire is an American author, whose novels are revisionist retellings of children s stories such as L Frank Baum s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz into Wicked He received his Ph.D in English and American Literature from Tufts University, and his B.A from the State University of New York at Albany He was a professor and co director at the Simmons College Center for the Study of Children




Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister Reviews (31)

  • I love books based on fairy tales, but it s taken me forever to really read any of Maguire s stuff I still haven t read Wicked Years ago, I tried reading this book and just couldn t get into it But with so many people telling me how great this guy is, I decided to give it another shot This book foll [..]

  • In the lives of children, pumpkins turn into coaches, mice and rats turn into men When we grow up, we realize it is far common for men to turn into rats I enjoy Maguire s work He combines lively characters with literary writing.Unlike Maguire s other, wildly successful novel Wicked The Lif [..]

  • Maguire s ability to come up with an interesting story is far better than his ability to tell the story His writing is often a bit too labored, his symbolism too transparent, and his literary devices a bit clunky.Like Wicked , Confessions offers the reader a variation on a well known story Also like [..]

  • I am an idiot I did it to myself again After reading Wicked and hating it, I decided to give Gregory Maguire another go Apparently, Maguire is my literary equivalent to the corner brick on my fireplace that I keep stubbing my toe upon, even though I know it s there and I know it s going to hurt.But [..]

  • This was an easy read and an interesting take on the Cinderella story, but it wasn t amazing It felt like it gave a very long build up to a climax that was vague and unexciting and a denouement that was pretty disappointing Only as an epilogue do we discover what happened to Iris, the main character [..]

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