Alchemy's Daughter

Alchemy's Daughter

Alchemy's Daughter

Alchemy's Daughter


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Santina Pietra is seventeen and in medieval San Gimignano, daughters of merchants are expected to marry. But Santina cares only for Calandrino, a brilliant young scholar who is preoccupied with his ancient alchemical texts. Soon Santina meets Trotula, the village midwife, who might or might not be a strega, a witch. Trotula challenges her to forget Calandrino and become the woman she is meant to be. Some say she is a victim of the midwife’s spell, but Santina is determined to follow in Trotula’s footsteps even as calamities strike. The setting is 14th century Italy, but in Santina modern readers will find a strong-minded young woman whose search for meaning echoes their own. It is an exciting prequel to Mary A. Osborne’s award-winning Nonna’s Book of Mysteries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936181247
Publisher: Lake Street Press
Publication date: 05/14/2015
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.65(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents


1. The Tutor
2. Madonna Adalieta
3. The Fountain
4. Abelard
5. Beyond the Village Wall
6. Isotta
7. Mercury
8. Trotula di Ruggiero
9. Monna Lisa
10. Monna Dianora
11. Al-Biruni
12. Confessione
13. Filippa
14. Caterina
15. The Palmerini
16. Christophano
17. Sister Anna
18. The Nigredo
19. Certaldo
20. Destino

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