Mirabilis

Mirabilis

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In fourteenth-century France, Bonne Mirabilis, a woman born "God's bastard" and the wet nurse to the wealthiest woman in town, discovers that she alone holds the key to saving the desperate, starving inhabitants of a village under siege.

Blackwell North Amer
Villeneuve, France, Anno Domini 1372. The village is under siege and people are starving when Bonne Mirabilis, wet nurse to the wealthiest and most enigmatic woman in town, realizes that she alone has the bounty with which to feed the hungry.
And not by convincing her patroness to open her warehouses.
It's a defiant act of generosity - when she was twelve years old, her sainted mother, the two priests suspected of being her father, and all the village women who believed Bonne's conception had been immaculate were locked into the church and set afire.
With a masterly sense of history and the visceral spirit of The Decameron, Susann Cokal combines the outrageous and the wondrous into the story of Bonne, a woman born "God's bastard," on her way to sainthood with the troop of ascetics, mystics, lovers, and jesters who keep her milk flowing.

Baker
& Taylor

In fourteenth-century France, Bonne Mirabilis, a woman born "God's bastard" and the wet nurse to the wealthiest woman in town, discovers that she alone holds the key to saving the desperate, starving inhabitants of a village under siege. 15,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : BlueHen Books, 2001
ISBN: 9780399147531
0399147535
Branch Call Number: FICTION COKAL
Characteristics: viii, 389 p. ; 24 cm

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May 27, 2016

7 out of 10. Enjoyed it, but it got fuzzy in places

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