Kissing the Witch

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

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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  - Elizabeth Elias - Goodreads

I enjoyed reading it more than I enjoyed the ending, that's not to say I didn't like it. I just felt like it isn't really over, like there's more and I can't finish it because there's nothing to finish... But overall my favorite of her books. Read full review

Review: Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins

User Review  - Cecilia Rodriguez - Goodreads

A collection of short stories inspired by classic fairy tales. Like a set of nesting dolls, each story leads to the next. All of the stories are told from the female perspective. Some of the stories ... Read full review

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Contents

The Tale of the Shoe
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. Her title Frog Music made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2014.

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