Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins

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Demco Media, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 228 pages
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A collection of thirteen interconnected stories that give old fairy tales a new twist.

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Writing is gorgeous. - Goodreads
The stories have unrealistic and unsatisfying endings. - Goodreads
It's fun and easy to read. - Goodreads
The writing is sublime. - Goodreads
Donoghue's writing is mesmerizing and magical. - Goodreads
Also, the ending to that one is pretty awesome. - Goodreads

Review: Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins

User Review  - Callie Rose Tyler - Goodreads

This book was very well done, it consists of 13 fairy tale re-tellings which are as follows: (view spoiler)[ 'The Tale of the Shoe' is based on the Grimms' folk tale of Cinderella. 'The Tale of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Heidi Garrett - Goodreads

This is kind of a stunning read. The poetry and texture of the prose is the kind of stuff that makes me go into a deep swoon as a reader. From the first of these exquisite thirteen tales, The Tale of ... Read full review

About the author (1999)

Emma Donoghue was born on October 24, 1969 in Dublin, Ireland. She received her BA degree from the University College Dublin and PhD in English from University of Cambridge. Her first novel was Stir Fry and it was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in 1994. Her next novel was Hood which won the 1997 American Library Association's Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Book Award for Literature. Her novel Slammerkin was a finalist in the 2001 Irish Times Irish Literature Prize for Fiction. The Sealed Letter, published in 2008, was her latest work of historical fiction. It is based on the Codrington Affair - which was a divorce case that captivated Britain in 1864. This work was the joint winner of the 2009 Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction. She continued writing several award winning novels including the Room which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and on September 7, 2010 it made the short list. Her title Frog Music made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2014.

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