9780061140327

The Virgin Cure

  • ISBN 13:

    9780061140327

  • ISBN 10:

    0061140325

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 06/26/2012
  • Publisher: Harpercollins

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Summary

"A finely crafted and remarkably researched tale." -The Walrus (Canada) From #1 international bestselling author Ami McKay comes The Virgin Cure, the story of a young girl abandoned and forced to fend for herself in the poverty and treachery of post-Civil War New York City. McKay, whose debut novel The Birth House made headlines around the world, returns with a resonant tale inspired by her own great-great-grandmother's experiences as a pioneer of women's medicine in nineteenth-century New York. In a powerful novel that recalls the evocative fiction Anita Shreve, Annie Proulx, and Joanne Harris, Ami McKay brings to light the story of early, forward-thinking social warriors, creating a narrative that readers will find inspiring, poignant, adventure-filled, and utterly unforgettable.

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