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Spinning Silver: A Novel

Spinning Silver: A Novel

"Do you like fantasy? How about fairy tales? Strong women protagonists? 

Novik kept me thoroughly entranced by her beautiful interwoven narratives and characters from start to finish. Her chilling award-winning story and complex world invites you to fully disappear into it. This book is both eerie and familiar, unsettling and comfortable, quiet and terrifying all at once, and not always for the reasons you might first expect.

Bonus: When's the last time you read a fantasy novel with a Jewish protagonist?"

Maddie C.

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Author Naomi Novik
Publisher Del Rey
Publication Date 2019-05-07
Section Science Fiction / All Staff Suggestions / Fiction Suggestions / Maddie C.
Type New
Format Paperback
ISBN 9780399180996

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “One of the year’s strongest fantasy novels” (NPR), an imaginative retelling of the Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale from the bestselling author of Uprooted.

NEBULA AND HUGO AWARD FINALIST • NAMED ONE OF PASTE’S BEST FANTASY BOOKS OF THE DECADE • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • NPR • Time • Tordotcom • Popsugar • Vox • Vulture • Paste • Bustle • Library Journal

With the Nebula Award–winning Uprooted, Naomi Novik opened a brilliant new chapter in an already acclaimed career, delving into the magic of fairy tales to craft a love story that was both timeless and utterly of the now. Spinning Silver draws readers deeper into this glittering realm of fantasy, where the boundary between wonder and terror is thinner than a breath, and safety can be stolen as quickly as a kiss.

Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father’s inability to collect his debts has left his family on the edge of poverty—until Miryem takes matters into her own hands. Hardening her heart, the young woman sets out to claim what is owed and soon gains a reputation for being able to turn silver into gold. When an ill-advised boast draws the attention of the king of the Staryk—grim fey creatures who seem more ice than flesh—Miryem’s fate, and that of two kingdoms, will be forever altered. She will face an impossible challenge and, along with two unlikely allies, uncover a secret that threatens to consume the lands of humans and Staryk alike.

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