Alchemy's Daughter (Paperback)

Alchemy's Daughter By Mary Ann Osborne, Rachael McHan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mary Ann Osborne, Rachael McHan (Illustrator)
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Santina Pietra is seventeen and in medieval San Gimignano, daughters of merchants are expected to marry. But Santina cares only for Calandrino, a brilliant young scholar who is preoccupied with his ancient alchemical texts. Soon Santina meets Trotula, the village midwife, who might or might not be a strega, a witch. Trotula challenges her to forget Calandrino and become the woman she is meant to be. Some say she is a victim of the midwife's spell, but Santina is determined to follow in Trotula's footsteps even as calamities strike. The setting is 14th century Italy, but in Santina modern readers will find a strong-minded young woman whose search for meaning echoes their own. It is an exciting prequel to Mary A. Osborne's award-winning Nonna's Book of Mysteries.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781936181247
ISBN-10: 193618124X
Publisher: Lake Street Press
Publication Date: May 14th, 2015
Pages: 288
Language: English