A Slender Tether

A Slender Tether

by Jess Wells


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Amidst the turbulent weather of Europe's Little Ice Age, A Slender Tether offers three compelling tales of self-discovery, woven into a rich tapestry of 14th century France. Christine de Pizan, daughter of a disgraced court physician and astrologer, grapples with her ambition to be the first woman writer of France. A doctor finds an unusual way to cope with the death of his wife. And opportunity alternates with disasters in the lives of four commoners, yoked by necessity: a paper-maker struggling to keep his business, a falconer with a mysterious past, a merchant's daughter frantic to avoid an arranged marriage, and a down-on-his-luck musician with a broken guitar and the voice of an angel.

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ISBN-13: 9781611792614
Publisher: Fireship Press
Publication date: 05/06/2013
Pages: 202
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

Jess Wells, recipient of a San Francisco Arts Council Grant for Literature, is the author of four novels and four books of short stories. Her work is included in more than three dozen anthologies and literary journals, has been reprinted in the UK and translated into Italian. Her previous historical fiction includes The Mandrake Broom, set in the European Middle Ages, and she teaches writing via online classes and at schools and conferences nation-wide. She blogs on RedRoom.com, can be found on Facebook and at jess.wells.com

Wells’ novels are:
A Slender Tether (Fireship Press, 2013)
The Mandrake Broom (Firebrand Books, 2007)
The Price of Passion (Firebrand Books, 1999)
AfterShocks (Third Side Press,1992; The Women’s Press-UK, 1993; Triangle Classics, 2002 )

Wells’ short story collections are:
Two Willow Chairs (Library B Books, 1987)
The Dress, The Cry, and a Shirt with No Seams (Library B Books, 1984)
The Sharda Stories (Library B Books, 1982)
Run (Library B Books, 1981)

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