The Real Minerva

The Real Minerva

By:  Mary Sharratt

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Stunningly detailed, richly plotted, and emotionally engrossing, The Real Minerva is the story of three women forging their own paths in a Midwestern farming community. In 1923, as book-loving Penny enters adolescence, her mother, Barbara, pulls her out of school to send her to work. Destined to become a cleaning woman like her mother, Penny sees no escape from her bleak existence until a scandalous figure arrives in the town of Minerva, Minnesota: Cora, very pregnant, very headstrong, and very alone, has come to make a home on her grandfather's farm. Intrigued by this curious new resident, Penny sets out to work for Cora. Suspenseful and moving,The Real Minerva is a remarkable novel about the strength of women and the unexpected bonds that form between them.

Mary Sharratt is the author of the much-acclaimed debut, Summit Avenue, and the forthcoming novel The Vanishing Point. A born-and-bred Minnesotan, Sharratt drew on her mother’s and grandmother’s stories of Minnesota farm life in the early twentieth century for The Real Minerva. She now lives in Lancashire, England.

This e-book includes a sample chapter of ILLUMINATIONS.

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  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547346885

  • ISBN-10: 0547346883

  • Pages: 272

  • Price: $9.99

  • Publication Date: 01/13/2006

Mary Sharratt
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Mary Sharratt

MARY SHARRATT, the author of seven critically acclaimed novels, is on a mission to write strong women back into history. Her novels include Daughters of the Witching Hill, the Nautilus award-winning Illuminations: A Novel of Hildegard von Bingen,The Dark Lady's Mask: A Novel of Shakespeare's Muse, and Ecstasy, about the life, loves, and music of Alma Mahler. She is an American who lives in Lancashire, England.  
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  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547346885

  • ISBN-10: 0547346883

  • Pages: 272

  • Price: $9.99

  • Publication Date: 01/13/2006

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