What the Dickens


“Wishing is the beginning of imagination. They practice wishing when they are young things, and then—when they have grown—they have a developed imagination…. They can imagine that things might be different. Might be other than they seem. Could be better.” (pp. 255.)

“More ambitious than many of Maguire’s previous works, this novel combines the … fairy-tale backstory with exploration of the values of storytelling.”
—Publisher’s Weekly