Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Act of Faith
By: Kelly Gardiner
Genre: Youth Fiction- Historical
Location: Fic Gar
"When ideas were dangerous, one girls found the courage to act"
ENGLAND 1640: Sixteen year old Isabella is forced to flee her home when her fathers radical ideas lead him into a suicidal stand against Cromwell's army. Taking refugee in Amsterdam, Isabella finds work with an elderly printer, Master de Aquila. He travels to Venice to publish his radical book and Isabella discovers a world of possibilities- where woman work alongside men and where books and beliefs are treasured. But Europe is in the throws of religious upheaval and intolerance- will they survive.