Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, Gregory Maguire
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Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister

Author: Gregory Maguire

Narrator: Jenny Sterlin

Unabridged: 12 hr 33 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Recorded Books

Published: 02/14/2014

Genre: Fiction - Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology


Gregory Maguire, critically acclaimed author of Wicked, returns with his eagerly anticipated second novel. Using a dazzling reincarnation of the Cinderella story set in 17th century Holland, Maguire deftly weaves together stories of inner and outer beauty. Iris is a plain but intelligent young girl. Forced to flee England with her recently widowed mother, Margarethe, and her older sister, she finds herself swept into a life that becomes a legend. Arriving destitute, the family becomes employed in the home of a wealthy tulip merchant. Margarethe is hired as the housekeeper and Iris as a companion to the merchant’s stunningly beautiful but troubled daughter. When the merchant’s wife dies, Margarethe seizes the moment, and a wicked stepmother is born. Narrated with spirit and warmth by Jenny Sterlin, Gregory Maguire’s vision of Cinderella is a sweeping story of love and deception, where a ball, a handsome prince and the betrayal of a daughter can lead to everyone living happily ever after.

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AudiobooksNow review by Beth on 2008-10-28 10:36:09

This book is fun to read, I love how Maguire comes up with a believable story for what really happened behind fairy tales. I liked it more than Wicked.

AudiobooksNow review by Sarah on 2009-01-15 11:57:35

The writing style was cool to read- nothing like I've ever seen before. But that was the only thing that made me finish it was a pretty boring story. And kind of infuriating.

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