Ã¢ÂÂ[An] engrossing story...endearing and memorable.Ã¢ÂÂ
Ã¢ÂÂ[An] arresting hybrid of mystery, fairy tale, and historical novel.Ã¢ÂÂ
Ã¢ÂÂDetroit Free Press
Ã¢ÂÂA tale so movingly told that you will say at the end of the first reading, Ã¢ÂÂItÃ¢ÂÂs been a long time since IÃ¢ÂÂve read a book this good.Ã¢ÂÂÃ¢ÂÂ
Gregory Maguire proves himself to be Ã¢ÂÂone of contemporary fictionÃ¢ÂÂs most assured myth-makersÃ¢ÂÂ (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 YearsÃ¢ÂÂincluding the novel Wicked, which inspired the Tony Award-winning Broadway musicalÃ¢ÂÂMaguire is a master at upending the ordinary to help us see the familiar in a brilliant new light.
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