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The dance tree : a novel / Kiran Millwood Hargrave.


"In this gripping historical novel, the internationally bestselling author of The Mercies weaves a spellbinding tale of fear, transformation, courage, and love in sixteenth-century France. Set in an era of superstition, hysteria, and extraordinary change, and inspired by true events, The Dance Tree is an impassioned story of family secrets, forbidden love, and women pushed to the edge"-- Provided by publisher.
Strasbourg, 1518. In the midst of a blisteringly hot summer, a lone woman begins to dance in the city square. She dances for days without pause or rest, and when hundreds of other women join her, the men running the city declare a state of emergency and hire musicians to play the Devil out of the mob. Outside the city, pregnant Lisbet lives with her husband and mother-in-law, tending the bees that are the family's livelihood. Though Lisbet is removed from the frenzy of the dancing plague afflicting the city's women, her own quiet life is upended by the arrival of her sister-in-law. Nethe has been away for seven years, serving a penance in the mountains for a crime no one will name. It is a secret Lisbet is determined to uncover. As the city buckles under the beat of a thousand feet, Lisbet becomes caught in a dangerous web of deceit and clandestine passion. Like the women of Strasbourg, she too, is dancing to a dangerous tune...

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780063274778
  • ISBN: 0063274779
  • Physical Description: 245 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First HarperVia edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : HarperVia, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2023.
Subject: Dance > Fiction.
Demoniac possession > Fiction.
Beekeepers > Fiction.
Pregnant women > Fiction.
Lesbians > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Strasbourg (France) > History > 16th century > Fiction.
Genre: Lesbian fiction.
Historical fiction.

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