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The Resource Spinning Silver

Spinning Silver

Label
Spinning Silver
Title
Spinning Silver
Statement of responsibility
Naomi Novik
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Language
eng
Summary
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 FINALISTNAMED 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 JournalWith 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.Praise for Spinning Silver"A perfect tale . . . A big and meaty novel, rich in both ideas and people, with the vastness of Tolkien and the empathy and joy in daily life of Le Guin."—The New York Times Book Review"Gorgeous, complex, and magical . . . This is the kind of book that one might wish to inhabit forever."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)"Cool and clever and . . . dire and wonderful."—Laini Taylor, author of Strange the Dreamer"The Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale has never been as captivating. . . . Spinning Silver further cements [Novik's] place as one of the genre greats."—Paste
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Summary
Deciding to collect on the outstanding debts owed her family of moneylenders, a young woman is overheard boasting about being able to turn silver into gold by the creatures who haunt the wood, in a reimagining of the Rumpelstiltskin story
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Award
  • Alex Award, 2019.
  • Amelia Bloomer List, 2019.
  • Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2018.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2018.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
  • Locus Award for Fantasy Novel, 2019.
  • Mythopoeic Award for Adult Literature, 2019.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2018
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Rumpelstiltskin (Folk tale)
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Novik, Naomi
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fantasy
  • Fiction
  • Mythology
  • Thriller
Target audience
adult
Label
Spinning Silver
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:a14c5109-4dd6-4473-9390-a28b2d665b15
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780399181009
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Spinning Silver
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:a14c5109-4dd6-4473-9390-a28b2d665b15
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780399181009
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Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      175 Monmouth Street, Independence, OR, 97351, US
      44.851488 -123.185756
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