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A Measure of Light (signed)

By: Powning, Beth

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Toronto, Penguin / Random House / Knopf Canada: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Powning, on title page

Seller ID: 018095

ISBN: 0345808479

Condition: As New


A "seventeenth-century Puritan who flees persecution in England" discovers the colony of Massachusetts Bay is as restrictive as the country she fled, and after becoming one of America's first Quakers, realizes that "she must follow her convictions in order to bring an end to the brutal repression of the Quakers in Massachusetts, for whom death by hanging is the ultimate punishment." Brown boards w/gilt spine lettering, 324 pages. An unread copy. View more info

The Sea Captain's Wife (signed)

By: Powning, Beth

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Toronto, Alfred A. Knopf Canada: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016887

ISBN: 0307397106

Condition: As New


First printing w/complete number sequence. Nominated for the 2012 International Impac Dublin Literary Award. A woman who has married a sea captain and "imagines an exciting life at sea with him" is denied her wishes when she becomes pregnant, and must remain behind when he sets sail. Upon his return years lataer, a scandal forces him to take her and his young daughter on board, where "they set sail for London with bitter hearts." This copy signed by P... View more info