Historical and contemporary fiction, plus everything in between
"...it's part ghost story and part natural history lesson, part romance and part feminist parable. I found it so transporting that 48 hours after completing it, I was still resentful to be back home." --New York Times
To read this book is to understand why the women behind Little Women continue to cast a long shadow on our imaginations and dreams. Hooper is a writer to watch!”—Elisabeth Egan, author of A Window Opens
Planted in the rich soil of early-nineteenth-century German Romanticism, the new novel by Gregory Maguire (Wicked) twins an origin legend of the famous Nutcracker with the life of Drosselmeier, the toymaker who carves him.