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The Widow's War : A Novel

Gunning, Sally

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ISBN 10: 0060791586 / ISBN 13: 9780060791582
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Canada, Limited, Scarborough, ON, Canada, 2007
Condition: As New Soft cover
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Title: The Widow's War : A Novel

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Canada, Limited, Scarborough, ON, Canada

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: Later Printing

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Married for twenty years to Edward Berry, Lyddie is used to the trials of being a whaler's wife in the Cape Cod village of Satucket, Massachusetts—running their house herself during her husband's long absences at sea, living with the daily uncertainty that Edward will simply not return. And when her worst fear is realized, she finds herself doubly cursed. She is overwhelmed by grief, and her property and rights are now legally in the hands of her nearest male relative: her daughter's overbearing husband, whom Lyddie cannot abide. Lyddie decides to challenge both law and custom for control of her destiny, but she soon discovers the price of her bold "war" for personal freedom to be heartbreakingly dear.

Includes the fascinating "story behind the story" of The Widow's War, a map of colonial Brewster, and a driving tour of the village of Satucket.

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A lifelong resident of New England, Sally Cabot Gunning has immersed herself in its history from a young age. She is the author of the critically acclaimed Satucket Novels—The Widow’s War, Bound, and The Rebellion of Jane Clarke—and, writing as Sally Cabot, the equally acclaimed Benjamin Franklin’s Bastard. She lives in Brewster, Massachusetts, with her husband, Tom.

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