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In the puritanical Boston of the 17th Century, a woman gives birth after committing adultery. That woman, Hester Prynne, choses to create a new life for herself in the face of adversity rather than succumb to what is expected of her. She will not name the father. Her decision opens up the tension between religious life and the true grace of God, and between personal guilt, religious sin and legal guilt.
The novel is prefaced by a "real" account...
A Publishers Weekly Best Fiction Book of 2020
Most Anticipated Books of 2020 — Vogue, Medium, LitHub
Honoree for the 2021 Society of Midland Authors Prize
Finalist for the 2021 Ohioana Book Award in fiction
A Massachusetts Book Awards "Must Read Book"
From the bestselling author of The...
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