The Gilded Hour The Gilded Hour

The Gilded Hour

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Publisher Description

The international bestselling author of Where the Light Enters presents a remarkable epic about two female doctors in nineteenth-century New York.
 
The year is 1883, and in New York City, Anna Savard and her cousin Sophie—both graduates of the Woman’s Medical School—treat the city’s most vulnerable, even if doing so puts everything they’ve strived for in jeopardy...
 
Anna’s work has placed her in the path of four children who have lost everything, just as she herself once had. Faced with their helplessness, Anna must make an unexpected choice between holding on to the pain of her past and letting love into her life.
 
For Sophie, an obstetrician and the orphaned daughter of free people of color, helping a desperate young mother forces her to grapple with the oath she took as a doctor—and thrusts her and Anna into the orbit of anti-vice crusader Anthony Comstock, a dangerous man who considers himself the enemy of everything indecent and of anyone who dares to defy him.
 
With its vivid depictions of old New York and its enormously appealing characters, The Gilded Hour is a captivating novel by an author at the height of her powers.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2015
September 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
752
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
2.7
MB

Customer Reviews

GranMin ,

The gilded hour

I enjoy reading historical fiction. In this book I learned a lot regarding the medical care of women. It held my interest throughout. Was disappointed with the ending. Felt it was rushed and that there were many loose ends. Could have read another 300 pages or another book to answer questions that were still out there.

Jburkes3 ,

An Amazing Book

Stories within stories, interesting characters, wonderful description, and never a dull moment! I was also surprised to learn the extent of medical knowledge and practice that was known in this time frame. An enjoyable read!

S...C... ,

The Best so Far

I was so pleased to be able to tie in the past with the present with this novel… I think personally it’s the best so far that I’ve read and I’ve read them all… Buy this book you will love it!

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