Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker

Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker

by Gregory Maguire


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062684370
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/23/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 62,731
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Gregory Maguire is the New York Times bestselling author of Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister; Lost; Mirror Mirror; and the Wicked Years, a series that includes Wicked, Son of a Witch, A Lion Among Men, and Out of Oz. Now a beloved classic, Wicked is the basis for a blockbuster Tony Award–winning Broadway musical. Maguire has lectured on art, literature, and culture both at home and abroad. He lives with his family near Boston, Massachusetts.


Boston, Massachusetts

Date of Birth:

June 9, 1954

Place of Birth:

Albany, New York


B.A., SUNY at Albany, 1976; M.A., Simmons College, 1978; Ph.D., Tufts University, 1990

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Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Bookworm1951 5 months ago
The basic story was very good but the writing was so convoluted at times, it was like reading in a circle. This is somewhat typical of this author's style. I would have enjoyed this better if the story had been more direct. Lots of sophisticated words where something more in keeping with everyday language would have served the story better (in my opinion). The story got very dull in the middle and I found myself losing interest.
Mel-Loves-Books More than 1 year ago
“It seemed that the world was no more wonderful than Bach. It was no less wonderful either. Magnificent imperturbability, exactly sized, one to the other. What did that mean about Bach, about the world?” ~Gregory Maguire, Hiddensee The writing of this book was beautiful and haunting, exactly as I have come to expect of Gregory Maguire, but the story itself was often dull. I also found myself staring at the book with an empty “this is it” feeling when I had read the last page. The entire book felt like a lot of build up to no point. I wish there had been more direction and maybe a bit more imagination in this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Maguire does what he does best here. Fans of Wicked will have a lot to appreciate.
18876111 More than 1 year ago
While this book was sad, I still really enjoyed it. I really liked that this was a backstory, there was an element of adventure to it that I really enjoyed as well. I feel that this book has a more dark tone to it, but it works really well for the story. Are there things that could have been explained better? Definitely, but overall this is an intriguing story.