Gregory Maguire’s ‘Hiddensee’ Is A Grown Up Fairytale [REVIEW]


Fans of Wicked and Still Alice rejoice! Gregory Maguire is back and this time out he is tackling the tale of the Nutcracker. But brace yourself, this story isn’t all hearts and flowers and sugarplum fairies.

Jathan & Heather

Nutcracker Discover the tale of the once and future Nutcracker in Gregory Maguire’s Hiddensee. (Photo by Garen Meguerian, Flickr)

Most all of us grew up with fairy tales. But let’s be honest, these days we’re used to the homogenized Disney versions rather than the darker folk tales penned by the Brothers Grimm or even E. T. A. Hoffmann. Now with Hiddensee, New York Times bestselling author Gregory Maguire takes us back to the ominous Black Forest of Bavaria and the salons of Munich to show us just how the world-famous Nutcracker originated.

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