Kissing the Witch

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Hamish Hamilton, 1997 - Fairy tales - 210 pages
165 Reviews
Thirteen interconnected stories, narrated by women, inspired by the themes encountered in classic fairy tales. By the author of Hood.

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

Review: Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins

User Review  - Words for Nerds - Goodreads

So I had a wonderful friend insist i read this, and I had a couple hours to waste at the library, so I grabbed this book. By the end of chapter one I had goosebumps. I cant recall a book giving me ... Read full review

Review: Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins

User Review  - Baxter Trautman - Goodreads

Delicious language and an empowering retelling of familiar tales. If you liked Ash and The Daylight Gate you might like this too. Read full review

Contents

The Tale of the Shoe i
3
The Tale of the Bird
13
The Tale of the Rose
27
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About the author (1997)

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.

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