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Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
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it was amazing
bookshelves: read-in-2019

This book is so good. It's about the intersecting lives of three women--a peasant, Wanda; the daughter of a moneylender, Miryem; and Irina, a woman forced to marry the tsar. Novik plays with fairytale elements: the power of a name, spinning straw into gold, magic, transformation. She also gives Miryem and her family a rich Jewish history and community that play a profound role in the story.

This book brought me to tears multiple times, and it made me smile, and it made me jealous of all the beautifully crafted sentences.

I cannot recommend this highly enough. I thoroughly enjoyed Uprooted, but Spinning Silver is an order of magnitude better.

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Reading Progress

April 6, 2019 – Started Reading
April 6, 2019 – Shelved
April 18, 2019 – Shelved as: read-in-2019
April 18, 2019 – Finished Reading

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