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Spinning Silver
Spinning Silver
Author: Naomi Novik
Will dark magic claim their home?  Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father's too kindhearted to collect his debts.  They face poverty until Miryem hardens her own heart and takes up his work in their village.  Her success creates rumours she can turn silver into gold, which attract the fairy ki...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780399180989
ISBN-10: 0399180982
Publication Date: 7/10/2018
Pages: 480
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Del Rey/Random House
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
Members Wishing: 66
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Master storyteller Novik returns to a fantasy eastern Europe with this wonderful book. She's taken some elements from the Rumpelstiltskin story but this is not a simple re-telling. It's about love, and duty, sacrifice, prejudice, a little romance...it's lovely. So many layers to this; you can read it as a simple fairy tale, but look deeper. I read it straight through but I think it deserves a slower pace so you can appreciate better what she's done here. There are narratives from several different characters, all told in first person, so you'll have to pay attention as the chapters begin.
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