Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday: A Golden Web by Barbara Quick

A Golden Web by Barbara Quick (published by HarperTeen, April 10, 2010)

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.

I know I've been featuring a lot of historical fiction lately but it's my favorite genre and I love to get the word out about new historical reads that sound great! This book sounds like it has a really interesting and unique setting/plot based on a true story. I hadn't heard of Alessandra before but she sounds fascinating.


Kristen said...

I almost did this one for my WoW too. IT looks really really really good.

Steph Su said...

You do like your historical fiction, hehe. But it's all good! I love discovering new and interesting historical fiction reads on your blog.

GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

This one does look good. And I like learning about historical fiction-I go on historical kicks every now and then and it's all I read!

Sara said...

It looks interesting... I really like the cover.

Steph Su said...

Wow, how did you come by an ARC of Magic Under Glass? You're very lucky! I'm not going to kill you, of course. Hope you like it!

Lenore Appelhans said...

I like the looks of this one! First I've heard of it.

Barbara Quick said...

Hi Rebecca! Let me know if you'd like to do an author interview and/or live chat when the pub date for A GOLDEN WEB gets closer. I'm really excited about this novel! I want to share the inspiring story of Alessandra Giliani with every girl and woman in the world.

Warmest wishes to you and your readers,

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