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A True and Faithful Narrative

Katherine Sturtevant

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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In Restoration London, sixteen-year-old Meg Moore is
something of an anomaly. Unlike other girls her age, Meg pores
over books. She spends long hours conversing with the famous
authors and poets who visit her father's bookstore, and even
writes her own stories, laboring over every word until her hand
is black with ink. Without warning, however, Meg comes to
learn exactly how powerful words can be. The day her best
friend's brother Edward sets sail for Italy, Meg scoffs at his
attempts at romance by answering him with a thoughtless jest.
Soon news travels to London that Edward's ship has been
captured and he has been sold as a slave in North Africa - and
Meg cannot shake the thought that her cruel words are the
cause. Now Meg must use her fiery language to bring Edward
home, imploring her fellow Londoners to give all that they can
to buy Edward's freedom. But once Meg learns to direct the
power behind her words, will she be able to undo the damage
she has caused, and write freely the stories that she longs to put
to paper?

This inspired sequel to At the Sign of the Star continues Meg's
story with elegance and élan.

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  • Katherine Sturtevant

  • KATHERINE STURTEVANT's At the Sign of the Star was a
    Booklist Editors' Choice, and in a starred review they said,
    "Readers will end the book hoping for a sequel." The author
    lives in Berkeley, California.

  • Katherine Sturtevant
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A True and Faithful Narrative

Katherine Sturtevant

American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, NCTE Notable Child. Bks in Lang. A, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI)
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