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Joan: A Novel of Joan of Arc by Katherine J. Chen
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Joan: A Novel of Joan of Arc by Katherine J. Chen
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Jul 05, 2022 | ISBN 9781984855800

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“Joan brings one of history’s most iconic heroines to life.”The Daily Beast
 
“This story is meticulously researched and skillfully told. In Katherine J. Chen’s capable hands, Joan becomes fully flesh and achingly real.”—Lisa Wingate, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Lost Friends

“Measured, austere, profoundly physical—I loved it.”—Jo Baker, bestselling author of Longbourn

“In Chen’s transporting prose, you will meet a towering new Joan of Arc, one of amazing physical strength, kindness, loyalty, and endurance.”—Sena Jeter Naslund, New York Times bestselling author of Ahab’s Wife, Four Spirits, and Abundance

“An epic novel with the mythic power of a fairy tale . . . gripping, resonant, and illuminating.”—Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train and The Exiles

“This Joan is of the earth—scrappy and strong, resilient and curious. . . . An ambitious, thrilling novel, rich with captivating detail.”—Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Magnolia Palace

“Beautifully written and confidently told, this is a story of how feminine strength can change the world.”—Megan Chance, bestselling author of A Splendid Ruin

“With Joan, Chen has created nothing short of a masterpiece, a wholly original novel that inspires one’s mind and awakens one’s soul.”—Alyson Richman, USA Today and internationally bestselling author of The Lost Wife

“Visceral and piercing—I was blown away.”—Allison Pataki, New York Times bestselling author of The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post

“A glorious, sweeping novel . . . richly imagined, poignant, and inspiring.”—Jennifer Saint, internationally bestselling author of Ariadne

“When you look up the term ‘historical fiction’ in the dictionary, it should say, simply, Read Katherine J. Chen.”—Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Kaiser’s Web

“Chen has stunningly summoned another time and place.”—M. J. Rose, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Tiara

“Making [Joan of Arc] real requires imagination and empathy, and Chen brings both to the task.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Revolutionary . . . Chen masterfully transforms the two-dimensional martyr into a multifaceted woman and warrior.”Booklist (starred review)

“[A] good choice for historical fiction readers who are curious for a unique perspective on the saint, one which may serve as an entry point to learn more about her life.”Library Journal
 
“For readers who love Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall trilogy, Joan offers . . . an immersive evocation of a character whose name everyone knows, all these centuries later, but whom, perhaps, none of us knows at all.”BookPage

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