A Golden Web


by: Barbara Quick
Format: Hardcover

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Alessandra is desperate to escape.

Desperate to escape her stepmother, who's locked her away for a year; to escape the cloister that awaits her and the marriage plans that have been made for her; to escape the expectations that limit her and every other girl in fourteenth-century Italy. There's no tolerance in her quiet village for Alessandra and her keen intelligence and 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, acclaimed 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.


Product Code: 9780061448874
ISBN: 0061448877
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: 2010-04-06
Number of Pages: 272 pages
Languages: english
Edition: No Information
Dimension: 5.2 x 1.42 x 7.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 0.55 pounds