Wednesday, September 1, 2010

About Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister

September's Featured Book of the Month is Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire. If you thought you knew the tale of Cinderella, wait until you read the story of Iris, one of the "less attractive" step-sisters in this revised version of the fairy tale. Set in 17th-century Holland, Iris and her family experience a mixture of hardships and happiness as they move from the poor streets of Haarlem to the homes of the elite. In the end, Maguire challenges readers to think about beauty and ugliness, and who the real heroine of this fairy tale should be.

Let us know what you think! Pick up a copy at your local library or place a copy on hold through our catalog. You can also meet Gregory Maguire on Tuesday, September 21st in the Main Library Reading Garden Lounge.

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