How to Spin Gold

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How to Spin Gold

The traditional tale of Rumpelstiltskin turns on the revelation of a name. But what if the spinner of gold has no name? What if she is a girl, outcast from her village—welcomed only by the one she has always feared as witch? In this classic early novel, Elizabeth Cunningham deftly works her magic, transforming a familiar tale into a startling encounter with our deepest human longings. The nameless narrator’s journey from bitterness to wonder is a profound meditation on the alchemy of the spirit.

Publisher: Epigraph Publishing

Year: 1997

What Readers Say:

Take an unwanted daughter, a Wise Woman of the Wood, and a classic heroic task. Add more than a dash of magic and shake well. The resulting brew is sheer enchantment–and we would expect nothing less from the acclaimed author of The Maeve Chronicles. Elizabeth Cunningham delivers abundant beauty and wry wisdom in this delicious fairytale for our time.
Cait Johnson, author of Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit