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The Deadly Sisterhood
A Story of Women, Power, and Intrigue in the Italian Renaissance, 1427-1527
Leonie Frieda - Jan 01, 2014
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From Leonie Frieda, critically acclaimed biographer of Catherine de Medici, comes The Deadly Sisterhood an epic tale of eight women whose lives--marked by fortune and poverty, power and powerlessness--encompass the spectacle, opportunity, and depravity of Italy's Renaissance.Lucrezia Turnabuoni, Clarice Orsini, Beatrice d'Este, Isabella d'Este, Cat...
Anne Thériault
Apr 15, 2021
@EmiMarFly I love Leonie Frieda! Have definitely read the Catherine de Medici book, also loved The Deadly Sisterhood      source
The Fall of the House of Byron
Emily Brand - Feb 06, 2020
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In the early eighteenth century, Newstead Abbey was among the most admired aristocratic homes in England. It was the abode of William, 4th Baron Byron - a popular amateur composer and artist - and his teenage wife Frances. But by the end of the century, the building had become a crumbling and ill-cared-for ruin. Surrounded by wreckage of his inheri...
Anne Thériault
Mar 27, 2021
Thanks to @EJBrand’s wonderful book, The Fall of the House of Byron, I have been on a deep dive into the infamous Lord Byron’s grandfather’s life. It involves a shipwreck, a marooning, and is definitely at the intersection of nightmare/fascinating      source
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Pantry and Palate
Remembering and Rediscovering Acadian Food
Simon Thibault - Nov 13, 2017
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What is Acadian food? It is humble, homey, and comforting. It is made with love and devotion, from a larder that is small but mighty, and holds history within itself. And it is made to be eaten.In Pantry and Palate, journalist Simon Thibault explores his Acadian roots by scouring old family recipes, ladies’ auxiliary cookbooks, and folk wisdom for ...
Anne Thériault
Mar 06, 2021
@kyoti That’s so delightful! Isn’t it a great book? And the photos are amazing      source
Warrior Scarlet
Rosemary Sutcliff - Dec 31, 1994 (first published in 1958)
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In Bronze Age Britain, young Drem must overcome his disability-a withered arm-if he is to prove his manhood and become a warrior....
Anne Thériault
Feb 28, 2021
@mandarinetto_ The book is so good! And honestly, I love the movie too      source
Catherine De Medici
A Biography
Leonie Frieda - Jan 01, 2005 (first published in 2002)
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Orphaned in infancy, Catherine de Medici was the sole legitimate heiress to the Medici family fortune. Married at fourteen to the future Henri II of France, she was constantly humiliated by his influential mistress Diane de Poitiers. When her husband died as a result of a duelling accident in Paris, Catherine was made queen regent during the short ...
Anne Thériault
Feb 04, 2021
@CarlyASilver Omg yessssss also I love Leonie Frieda’s book!      source
Bear
Marian Engel - Oct 01, 2002 (first published in 1976)
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A librarian is called to a remote Canadian island to inventory the estate of a secretive Colonel whose most surprising secret is a bear who keeps the librarian company--shocking company....
Anne Thériault
Jan 04, 2021
@Remember_Sarah Bear is a great, weird, thoughtful book and it’s so weird that its cover makes it look like a sexy romp and I will die on this hill!!      source
Baby Island
Carol Ryrie Brink - Oct 31, 1993 (first published in 1937)
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When a ferocious storm hits their ship, young Mary and Jean become stranded on a deserted island. They're not the only survivors; with them are four babies. Immediately the sisters set out to make the island a home for themselves and the little ones. A classic tale of courage and dedication from a Newbery Medalist author....
Anne Thériault
Dec 18, 2020
@AnaliseLipari Such a weird and wonderful book! Like Robinson Crusoe but with tween girls and babies      source
Prairie Fires
CAROLINE FRASER - Aug 07, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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Millions of readers of Little House on the Prairie believe they know Laura Ingalls—the pioneer girl who survived blizzards and near-starvation on the Great Plains, and the woman who wrote the famous autobiographical books. But the true saga of her life has never been fully told. Now, drawing on unpublished manuscripts, letters, diaries, and land an...
Anne Thériault
Dec 09, 2020
@starfishchk I really enjoyed that book!      source
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Catherine, Called Birdy
Karen Cushman - Jun 19, 2012 (first published in 1994)
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A 1995 Newbery Honor Book  Catherine, a spirited and inquisitive young woman of good family, narrates in diary form the story of her fourteenth year—the year 1290. A Newbery Honor Book....
Anne Thériault
Dec 03, 2020
@SarahEJoyal THE GREATEST BOOK. Throwing the embroidery down the privy again!      source
A Traveller in Time
Alison Uttley - Feb 11, 2020 (first published in 1939)
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Fey narrator Penelope Taberner summers at Thackers Farm in both 1930s and 1580s. Great-aunt "Tissie" Cicely in one is housekeeper Aunt Cicely in the other. With siblings Alison and Ian, Pen recuperates from chill London winter, and gets sweet on Francis, younger brother to lord Anthony Babington, executed 1586, for rescue attempt on Mary, Queen of ...
Anne Thériault
Nov 06, 2020
@WooflerW Oh my god I love this book!! I just re-read it earlier this year. Such a strange, otherworldly experience      source
The Giver
25th Anniversary Edition (Giver Quartet)
Lois Lowry - Oct 02, 2018 (first published in 1993)
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Twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind this fragile community....
Anne Thériault
Sep 15, 2020
Anyway, I was quite young when I read it (9? 11 at the outside?) and it’s a book that has haunted me ever since. As a very anxious child, I totally understood the comfort of a life where everyone fits in and nothing surprising happens. Until shit goes south, of course.      source
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Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff
Njinga of Angola by Linda M. Heywood
The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Return to Paris by Colette Rossant
Paris Was Yesterday, 1925-1939 by Janet (Genêt) Flanner
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Honestly, Katie John by Mary Calhoun