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Where the Light Enters

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Where the Light Enters by Sara Donati
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Aug 11, 2020 | ISBN 9781101987254

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Praise

“With its focus on smart, courageous women physicians, who were a rarity but certainly not unheard of in the late 19th century, Where the Light Enters easily sets itself apart in the genre of historical fiction…The controversial themes, headstrong heroines and gripping accounts of high-stakes medical trails all come together to create a winning combination.”—BookBrowse

“Much more than a simple mystery plot, Where the Light Enters touches on the complexities of marriage, the bonds of family (both by blood and by choice), the pernicious effects of drug addiction and the challenges Anna and Sophie face as pioneering female doctors. Readers of historical fiction will find Donati’s richly detailed narrative both satisfying and thought-provoking”—Shelf Awareness
 
“Donati crafts strong female characters who draw upon the wisdom of their ancestors to transcend the slings and arrows of petty racism and sexism.”—Kirkus, on Where the Light Enters
 
“As she brings the sights, sounds, smells, and social mores of 1884 New York into sharp focus, Donati creates a timely tale of the past that illuminates the ongoing struggle for women’s reproductive rights and sheds light on the passionate, centuries-long fight over abortion.”—Booklist, on Where the Light Enters 
 
“[Donati’s] knowledge of 19th century New York is such that walking the kaleidoscopic streets alongside the fascinating Savard cousins feels absolutely real. This is a satisfying family saga as well as an absorbing mystery.”—Historical Novel Society, on Where the Light Enters

“This is a riveting medical mystery.”—Publishers Weekly, on Where the Light Enters

Praise for Sara Donati and The Gilded Hour, a Seattle Times Best Book of 2015!


“Spellbinding…. Captivating….An enthralling love story [and] a heartwarming celebration of human kindness.”—The Seattle Times

“Powerful…gorgeous, vividly described.”—People

“Compelling….This satisfying read, rich in interpersonal relationships of many kinds, is part romance, part mystery, and part serial-killer thriller.”—Booklist (starred review)

“Each time you open a book, you hope to discover a story that will make your spirit of adventure and romance sing. This book delivers on that promise.”—Amanda QuickNew York Times bestselling author

“Donati’s saga of a New York family in the 1880s, with its exquisitely realized characters, is apt to inspire repeated readings…. As she brings the sights, sounds, smells, and social mores of 1884 New York into sharp focus, Donati creates a timely tale of the past that illuminates the ongoing struggle for women’s reproductive rights and sheds light on the passionate, centuries-long fight over abortion.”—Booklist (starred review)

“Donati crafts strong female characters who draw upon the wisdom of their ancestors to transcend the slings and arrows of petty racism and sexism…. Detectives, doctors, and dastardly scoundrels abound in this fascinating historical novel.”—Kirkus

“Lushly written…Exemplary historical fiction, boasting a heroine with a real and tangible presence.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Hugely satisfying.”—The Orlando Sentinel

“Epic in scope, emotionally intense…an enrapturing, grand adventure.”—BookPage

“From page one, the action is nonstop. The more you read, the better it gets.”—Tulsa World

“An elegant, eloquent word journey…The author has [a] gift for capturing the history and the lives of the people of that time and place.”—The Tampa Tribune

“A powerfully good read.”—Toronto Sun

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