Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins

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Demco Media, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 228 pages
173 Reviews
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  - Ana RÓnceanu - Goodreads

The structure of the book lends itself to quick reading as we are presented with a short retelling of a fairy tale with a girl often meets a woman that impacts her life and then the following story is ... Read full review

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User Review  - TheLibraryOfSarah - Goodreads

I honestly could not read this. It seemed like it was just a random stream of consciousness, and there were so many run-on sentences. The stories have unrealistic and unsatisfying endings. Read full review

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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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