A Saint, More or Less

A Saint, More or Less

A Novel

Book - 2004
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Baker & Taylor
Nicole Tavernier, a mysterious healer, arrives in mid-sixteenth-century Paris to pursue her craft under the watchful eye of Barbe Acarie, who begins to have doubts about her when Nicole attracts the attention of the king of France.

Blackwell North Amer
When Nicole Tavernier, a mysterious healer, arrives in Paris in the mid-1500s, the lives of ordinary citizens, religious leaders, and members of the Parisian aristocracy are utterly changed. Taken under the wing of the pious and politically influential Acarie family, Nicole pursues her mission under the watchful eye and religious guidance of Barbe Acarie, a woman much admired in the Catholic community. When Nicole comes to the attention of Henry of Navarre, the future king of France, Barbe Acarie grows to distrust the younger woman, whose past is cloaked in secrecy. A silent struggle between the two leads to charges of demonic possession, and exorcism, and a climactic confrontation, each woman facing down the other and herself.

Baker
& Taylor

Nicole Tavernier, a mysterious healer, arrives in mid-sixteenth-century Paris to pursue her craft under the watchful eye of Barbe Acarie, a powerful and devout woman, who begins to have doubts about her when Nicole attracts the attention of the king of France, in a richly textured historical novel that explores the dangerous mix of politics, power, and religious fervor during the reign of King Henry IV. A first novel. 30,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Random House, 2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781400061495
1400061490
Branch Call Number: F GRU
Characteristics: x, 234 p. ; 24 cm

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