The Rebellion of Jane Clarke
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The Rebellion of Jane Clarke

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"Sally Gunning is a gifted storyteller adept at layering time, place, and character and revealing conflicts of the heart."
--Anne LeClaire, author of Entering Normal

From Sally Gunning, the critically acclaimed author of The Widow's War and Bound, comes The Rebellion of Jane Clarke, the compelling story of a young woman caught between tradition and independence, family and conscience, loyalty and love, on the eve of the Revolutionary War. Combining actual historical figures and events, like John Adams and the Boston Massacre, with enthralling fictional creations, author Gunning brings to vivid and unforgettable life the world of Colonial America on the brink of momentous upheaval and change.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 281 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 25.4mm | 249.47g
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061782157
  • 9780061782152
  • 958,474

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Jane Clarke leads a simple yet rich life in the village of Satucket on Cape Cod--until her refusal to marry the man her father has picked out as his son-in-law causes an irreparable tear in the family fabric. Banished to Boston to make her living as best she can, Jane enters a strange, bustling city awash with redcoats and rebellious fervor. And soon her new life is complicated by her growing attachment to her frail aunt, her friendship with the bookseller Henry Knox, and the unexpected kindness of British soldiers, which pits her against the townspeople and her own brother, Nate, a law clerk working for John Adams. But it is the infamous Boston Massacre--the killing of five colonists by British soldiers on a cold March evening in 1770--that forces Jane to question accepted truths as she confronts the most difficult choice of her life.

Sally Gunning's The Rebellion of Jane Clarke is an unforgettable story of one woman's struggle to find her own place and leave her mark as a new country is born.
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A wonderful writer Gunning s attention to historical detail and riveting storytelling make for a compelling and intelligent read. --The Cape Cod Times on THE REBELLION OF JANE CLARKE"
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