By Barbara Quick
Alessandra is desirous 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 no tolerance in her quiet village for Alessandra and her willing intelligence and unconventional ideas.
In defiant pursuit of her desires, Alessandra undertakes an audacious quest, her bravery equaled simply by way of the hazards she faces. Disguised and by myself in a urban of spies and students, Alessandra will discover a love she couldn't foresee -- and an everlasting fame.
In this beautiful imagining of the centuries-old tale of Alessandra Giliani, the world's first girl anatomist, acclaimed novelist Barbara speedy offers readers the drama, romance, and wealthy old aspect for which she is named she shines a gentle on an unforgotten -- and unforgettable -- heroine.
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