Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Waiting On Wednesday: Week 50


A Golden Web by Barbara Quick

Summary:

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.


Doesn’t this book just look fabulous? I love this Historical type books, so I'm really looking forward to this. Plus, I love the cover!

A Golden Web will be released April 6, 2010! 

12 comments:

  1. Love the cover. Looking forward to this one.

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  2. oh! i actually read or half-read this book a few months ago...hahaha

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  3. Great pick. I love this cover and the book looks amazing.

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  4. I think this looks good. I like historical fiction too so I look out for your review of this when it finally hits the shelves.

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  5. Hi Lauren,

    I'm so glad that everyone loves the cover of A GOLDEN WEB (kudos to HarperTeen!)--and I'm looking forward to everyone reading my newest novel. I had such a wonderful time researching and writing the story of Alessandra Giliani. I hope all of you will love her as much as I do!

    Let me know if you'd like to do an author interview--or have me guest-blog for you--when the book is published. The story is all about persisting when everyone around you says that you can't do what you know in your heart you have to do! I'll bet that you and your readers probably have some pretty wonderful stories of your own to tell...

    Anyway, brava to you for loving to read and sharing your literary discoveries with your friends!

    Come visit my web site--and write to me--at http://www.BarbaraQuick.com
    It's all about my last novel, VIVALDI'S VIRGINS, at this point (until I launch my portal for A GOLDEN WEB). But that's a novel I think you might like, too--about another amazing young girl who had been forgotten by history.

    XX00
    Barbara

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  6. Ooh, thanks for posting this! It's going on my reading list :)

    Here's mine.

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  7. Ooh, thanks for posting this! It's going on my reading list :)

    Here's mine.

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  8. ooh this looks good:) Also I just wanted to let you know there is an award for you here

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  9. ooh this looks good:) Also I just wanted to let you know there is an award for you here

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  10. Wow, this looks so good- 14th century Italy and all! Great pick, I'm waiting on this one too now :)

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  11. I just gave you a award at my blog,
    http://lindsayphotobook.blogspot.com/

    -Lindsay


    lindsay15photo@gmail.com

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  12. I read the ARC and the book is wonderful! I hope you enjoy it.

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