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After refusing an arranged marriage, a young woman is thrust into a world of intrigue and danger in prerevolutionary Boston in this historical novel.

Jane Clarke leads a simple yet rich life in the village of Satucket on Cape Cod—until her refusal to marry the man her father has picked out as his son-in-law causes irreparable tear in the family fabric. Banished to Boston to make her living as best she can, Jane enters a strange, bustling city awash with redcoats and rebellious fervor. And soon her new life is complicated by her growing attachment to her frail aunt, her friendship with the bookseller Henry Knox, and the unexpected kindness of British soldiers, which pits her against the townspeople and her own brother, Nate, a law clerk working for John Adams. But it is the infamous Boston Massacre—the killing of five colonists by British soldiers on a cold March evening in 1770—that forces Jane to question accepted truths as she confronts the most difficult choice of her life.

Sally Gunning’s The Rebellion of Jane Clarke is an unforgettable story of one woman’s struggle to find her own place and leave her mark as a new country is born.

Praise for The Rebellion of Jane Clarke

“Blazing . . . There’s a history textbook’s worth of well-done cameos, but it’s Gunning’s fluid writing and attention to the larger issues of human nature that really make this move. Good historical fiction offers new perspectives on old stories. This book succeeds handily at the task.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“This well-researched and lively novel captures the mood of those turbulent [prerevolutionary] times.” —Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9780061997051
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
Publication Date: May 17th, 2010