Finding Emilie

Finding Emilie

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Baker & Taylor
Sharing a sisterly relationship with the court-minded daughter of her guardian, Lili of pre-Revolution France attends a convent school where independent thinking is punished and where she struggles with private ambitions to be more than a pious and dutiful wife.

Baker
& Taylor

Sharing a sisterly relationship with the court-minded daughter of her guardian, Lili of pre-Revolution France attends a convent school where independent thinking is punished and where she struggles with private ambitions to be more than a pious and dutiful wife. By the author of The Four Seasons. Original. 50,000 first printing.

Simon and Schuster
Woman is born free, and everywhere she is in corsets. . . .

Lili du Châtelet yearns to know more about her mother, the brilliant French mathematician Emilie. But the shrouded details of Emilie’s unconventional life—and her sudden death—are elusive. Caught between the confines of a convent upbringing and the intrigues of the Versailles court, Lili blossoms under the care of a Parisian salonnière as she absorbs the excitement of the Enlightenment, even as the scandalous shadow of her mother’s past haunts her and puts her on her own path of self-discovery.

Laurel Corona’s breathtaking new novel, set on the eve of the French Revolution, vividly illuminates the tensions of the times, and the dangerous dance between the need to conform and the desire to chart one’s own destiny and journey of the heart.

Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2011
Edition: 1st Gallery Books trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781439197660
1439197660
Characteristics: viii, 427 p. ; 21 cm

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