By Barbara Quick
Alessandra is wanting to escape.
Desperate to flee her stepmother, who is locked her away for a yr; 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 lady in fourteenth-century Italy. there is not any 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 by means of the risks she faces. Disguised and by myself 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 woman anatomist, acclaimed novelist Barbara fast provides readers the drama, romance, and wealthy old element for which she is called she shines a gentle on an unforgotten -- and unforgettable -- heroine.
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