By Barbara Quick
Alessandra is eager to escape.
Desperate to flee her stepmother, who is locked her away for a 12 months; to flee the cloister that awaits her and the wedding plans which were made for her; to flee the expectancies that restrict her and each different woman in fourteenth-century Italy. there is no tolerance in her quiet village for Alessandra and her prepared intelligence and unconventional ideas.
In defiant pursuit of her goals, Alessandra undertakes an audacious quest, her bravery equaled simply via the hazards she faces. Disguised and on my own in a urban of spies and students, Alessandra will discover a love she couldn't foresee -- and a permanent fame.
In this beautiful imagining of the centuries-old tale of Alessandra Giliani, the world's first girl anatomist, acclaimed novelist Barbara fast supplies readers the drama, romance, and wealthy ancient element for which she is called she shines a gentle on an unforgotten -- and unforgettable -- heroine.
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