The cold stone of the floor seemed to grow warmer and softer beneath her knees. And in the candlelight, after many Ave Marias, she saw a golden web cast itself like a veil over the face of the Virgin. p.85 ARCA Golden Web is based on a real girl who became an anatomist and a female prosector. So it was interesting to see the few known facts about this woman turned into a book. Alesandra was a very strong willed and kind girl and she wanted to learn but was held back because she was only a girl and her two choices were to get married or become a nun. But she found a way around that.
I'm not one for historical fiction in general, but I liked this little book. It did read in places like a history book, but I learned about book- making and a little about how medicine and the body was thought to work back then. I wasn't too keen on the ending. It seemed rushed. But I guess it is just following along with history.
publish date April 6, 2010 Harper Teen
ARC from Traveling ARC Tours
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