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City of Ash

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City of Ash by Megan Chance
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Jun 07, 2011 | ISBN 9780307461032

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“Leave it to Chance (Prima Donna) to pen a fine historical that’s both a gripping novel and a study of the constraints placed on 19th-century women. Stellar characterization, terrific dialogue, and a twisty plot make this story of old-time Seattle pop.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Evocative of Seattle’s rough history and early society…as fun to read as Jane Adams’ Seattle Green (1987), which is set around the same time.” —Booklist

“Chance’s sharp writing, believable and detailed historical setting, and strong female characters keep her latest from descending into melodrama.”—Library Journal
“Wrapped in a bonbon of juicy melodrama […] flourishes of page-turning suspense.”– Agnes Torres Al-Shibibi, Seattle Times

“A few years ago Chance moved from romance to historical fiction with grace and panache. Her powerfully written feminist novels have strong appeal for both long-time fans and newcomers. Her characters leap from the pages as her dialogue grips readers. The dark and wicked twists plot turns are stellar.” — 
“A riveting, intoxicating story with multi-dimensional characters and elements that reminded me of two of my favorite movies—George Cukor’s Victorian-set Gaslight and the late ’50s Hitchcock thriller, Vertigo…One grand play you won’t want to miss.”–Nancy Davis,
“Megan Chance breathes life into Geneva and Beatrice, actresses in the city’s premier theater company. Although they should be sworn enemies — they’re sharing the affections of one scheming, abusive man — a winning combination of girl power and circumstance transforms them into heroines of an edgy historical novel that proves impossible to put down.”– Andrea Hoag, Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Throw caution to the wind and just immerse yourself in the absolute drama of it all, you’re in for a wild and amusing ride through muddy Seattle streets.”—


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