A Golden Web by Barbara Quick
Pub. Date: April 6th, 2010 (TODAY!)
Age Level: 14+
Alessandra is desperate to escape—from her stepmother, who’s locked her away for a year; from the cloister that awaits her if she refuses the marriage plans that have been made for her; from the expectations that limit her and every other girl in fourteenth-century Italy. There’s no tolerance in her village for her keen intelligence and her unconventional ideas.
In defiant pursuit of her dreams, Alessandra undertakes an audacious quest, her bravery equaled only by the dangers she faces. Disguised and alone in a city of spies and scholars, Alessandra will find a love she could not foresee—and an enduring fame.
In this exquisite imagining of the centuries-old story of Alessandra Giliani, the world’s first female anatomist, distinguished novelist Barbara Quick gives readers the drama, romance, and rich historical detail for which she is known as she shines a light on an unforgotten—and unforgettable—heroine.
Happy Book Birthday!!! to this magnificent book! If the synopsis alone isn't enough to make you want to read it, then here is a snippet from my review:
"A Golden Web is the imaginative, captivating, and unforgettable debut novel for young adults from established historical fiction author, Barbara Quick.....an impressive and utterly brilliant work of historical literature that should not be missed! Whether you are in middle school, high school, or are an adult, I highly recommend this book to you....."
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