"[An] engrossing story...endearing and memorable."
"[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.'"
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.
Maguire charts new territory in what could be the actual Cinderella story. Many have tried reworking fairy tales but none have succeeded so well by giving us such a beautifully written original story with multifaceted characters all while maintaining a timeless quality. This is a provocative tale of beauty and betrayal greed and ambition and love in the most unlikely of places. Perrault kindly step aside a master has arrived. ~ Paul
About the AuthorView
Gregory Maguire is the New York Times bestselling author of Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister; Lost; Mirror Mirror; and the Wicked Years, a series that includes Wicked, Son of a Witch, A Lion Among Men, and Out of Oz. Now a beloved classic, Wicked is the basis for a blockbuster Tony Award winning Broadway musical. Maguire has lectured on art, literature, and culture both at home and abroad. He lives with his family near Boston, Massachusetts.
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