The Turquoise

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First published in 1946, The Turquoise was the great historical novelist Anya Seton’s third novel and sold close to a million copies. It is the story of a beautiful, gifted woman who leaves the magic mountains of her native New Mexico for the piratical, opulent, gaslit New York of the 1870s—only to end her search for happiness back in the high, thin air of Santa Fe.

 

Santa Fe Cameron, named for the place of her birth, was the child of a Spanish mother and a Scotch father ...

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Overview

First published in 1946, The Turquoise was the great historical novelist Anya Seton’s third novel and sold close to a million copies. It is the story of a beautiful, gifted woman who leaves the magic mountains of her native New Mexico for the piratical, opulent, gaslit New York of the 1870s—only to end her search for happiness back in the high, thin air of Santa Fe.

 

Santa Fe Cameron, named for the place of her birth, was the child of a Spanish mother and a Scotch father and inherited from both a high degree of psychic perceptivity. Natanay, an American Indian, saw this and gave the little orphan a turquoise amulet as a keepsake; this turquoise, the Indian symbol of the spirit, dominates her life.

 

For Santa Fe Cameron, life is made up of violent contrasts: the rough wagon of the gay young Irish medicine vendor who brings her East and the scented hansom cabs and carriages waiting before her own Fifth Avenue mansion; the glittering world of the Astors and a dreary cell in the Tombs. All the color, excitement, and rich period detail which distinguish Anya Seton’s novels are here, together with one of her most unusual heroines.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556528033
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/2009
  • Series: Rediscovered Classics Series
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 552,619
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Anya Seton was the author of 10 bestselling historical romances, including Avalon, Devil Water, Dragonwyck, Foxfire, Green Darkness, The Hearth and Eagle, Katherine, My Theodosia, and The Winthrop Woman.

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  • Posted June 8, 2010

    A unique story, unlike any other.

    What a wonderful story with so many unexpected turns throughtout. A very
    unique read that is so well writen you feel as if you are part of it. The ending makes one reflect on what is next. Would of enjoyed more.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2013

    Fey Cameron's story is one I have read many times-she is flawed

    Fey Cameron's story is one I have read many times-she is flawed but such a real person. I loved her.

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