A Painful and Beautiful Story of Identity and Hope | Review of ‘The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly’

By: Cynthia Ayala

The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes
Dial/Penguin

Stephanie Oakes’s debut novel The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly is a tale loosely based on the Grimm Fairy Tale The Handless Maiden. Published June 9, 2015 by Dial/Penguin, the novel follows one Minnow Bly, as she escapes from the cult her family dragged her to only to be thrown into a murder investigation of the man who took her hands: the so-called Prophet of the religious commune.
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