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Mirror

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Mirror

By Gregory Maguire

ReganBooks, Paperback, 9780060988654, 283pp.

Publication Date: September 28, 2004

Description

The year is 1502, and seven-year-old Bianca de Nevada lives perched high above the rolling hills and valleys of Tuscany and Umbria at Montefiore, the farm of her beloved father, Don Vicente. But one day a noble entourage makes its way up the winding slopes to the farm -- and the world comes to Montefiore.

In the presence of Cesare Borgia and his sister, the lovely and vain Lucrezia -- decadent children of a wicked pope -- no one can claim innocence for very long. When Borgia sends Don Vicente on a years-long quest, he leaves Bianca under the care -- so to speak -- of Lucrezia.

She plots a dire fate for the young girl in the woods below the farm, but in the dark forest salvation can be found as well ...

A lyrical work of stunning creative vision, Mirror Mirror gives fresh life to the classic story of Snow White -- and has a truth and beauty all its own.



Praise For Mirror

“A brilliant achievement.”
-Boston Herald

“Wildly inventive...Maguire refreshes his source material capably...Every bit as good as Wicked: wicked good, in fact.”
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)