On Sale: July 10, 2018
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A fresh and imaginative retelling of the Rumpelstiltskin
fairytale from the bestselling author of Uprooted,
called "a very enjoyable fantasy with the air of a modern
classic" by The New York Times Book Review.
Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders,
but her father is not a very good one. Free to lend and
reluctant to collect, he has left his family on the edge of
poverty--until Miryem intercedes. Hardening her heart, she
sets out to retrieve what is owed, and soon gains a
reputation for being able to turn silver into gold. But when
an ill-advised boast brings her to the attention of the cold
creatures who haunt the wood, nothing will be the same
again. For words have power, and the fate of a kingdom will
be forever altered by the challenge she is issued.
Channeling the heart of the classic fairy tale, Novik deftly
interweaves six distinct narrative voices--each learning
valuable lessons about sacrifice, power and love--into a
rich, multilayered fantasy that readers will want to return
to again and again.
1 comment posted.
Re: Spinning Silver
Sad to hear an author so excited about the story that he/she
overstuffed the story. Where was the editor? Thanks for the
(Kathleen Bylsma 4:23pm July 26)
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