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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Noteworthy Passages: A Golden Web

A Golden Web (ARC) by Barabara Quick
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date: April 6, 2010
Pages: 272
Age Level: 13+

Disclaimer: Please note that this is an ARC and passages and quotes below are subject to change in the final copy.

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.

Noteworthy Passages

Alessandra to Nicco; pg. 21
"Your knowledge will keep me safe, dear onion- or as safe a girl with dreams can ever be in this small-minded world.

pg. 68
So large was Ursula's shadow that Alessandra felt her own physical presence in the world diminishing, like sandstone being worn away by wind and rain.

Amelia to Alessandra; pg. 125-126
"Marriage isn't that bad, whatever anyone else has told you. Not so bad as to make you run away. A wealthy gentleman, my dear! And probably too old to give you much trouble beneath your skirts, once he's managed to have his squirt and plant his seed." (Sorry if this was to detailed for any of you but I was LMAO when I read that and thought some of you would get a kick out of it.)

pg. 155
Woman was created last of all, after all the animals and after Adam himself. Why would God have done it thus if He intended woman as a lesser creature? Would he not then have made her just after the animals and before Adam?


I hope you all enjoyed the passages I picked from A Golden Web for your reading pleasure. If you would like to read my review simply click

PLEASE NOTE: This is a feature hosted here at my blog in which I present you with selected passages or quotes that I deem Noteworthy from a book I've just reviewed. My hopes are of course, that these passages will make you want to pick the book up and read it. This feature was started and created by me in January in hopes of making my blog more unique. That being said, I would like to kindly request that you do not use this feature as it was intended to be for my blog only and is not a meme. If you see some one else using it, please know it is without my permission. Thank you.


Jenni @ Falling Off The Shelf said...

Great passages! I loved the first one, as well as the one between Amelia and Alessandra, that one is quite funny.

Alex Bennett from Electrifying Reviews said...

You have me aching to read it!

Kelly said...

Great passages...the quote about men had me laughing too! :D

Anonymous said...

What a great writing style! I love the quote about the shadows.

Nancye said...

"have his squirt and plant his seed." OMG!!! That is too funny!! Sounds like the author has a sense of humor. Now, I really want to read this book!

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