The Sweet GirlBook - 2013
From the award-winning author of The Golden Mean, a captivating, wholly transporting new novel that follows Aristotle’s strong-willed daughter as she shapes her own destiny: an unexpected love story, a tender portrait of a girl and her father, and an astonishing journey through the underbelly of a supposedly enlightened society.
Aristotle has never been able to resist a keen mind, and Pythias is certainly her father’s daughter: besting his brightest students, refusing to content herself with a life circumscribed by the kitchen, the loom, and, eventually, a husband. Into her teenage years, she is protected by the reputation of her adored father, but with the death of Alexander the Great, her fortunes suddenly change. Aristotle’s family is forced to flee Athens for a small town, where the great philosopher soon dies, and orphaned Pythias quickly discovers that the world is not a place of logic after all, but one of superstition. As threats close in on her—a rebellious household, capricious gods and goddesses—she will need every ounce of wit she possesses, and the courage to seek refuge where she least expects it.
Baker & Taylor
Pythias, the daughter of Aristotle, is forced to flee Athens with her family and discovers a hostile world of superstition that forces her to test the boundaries of her father's logical methods and her own sharp wits.
Resisting the social mores imposed on women in fourth century B.C., Pythias, the daughter of Aristotle, is forced to flee Athens with her family after the death of Alexander the Great and discovers a hostile world of superstition that forces her to test the boundaries of her father's logical methods and her own sharp wits. By the award-winning author of The Golden Mean.