The Rebellion of Jane Clarke

The Rebellion of Jane Clarke

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Jane Clarke leads a simple yet rich life in the small village of Satucker on Cape Cod, but at twenty-two, she knows things will change. Someday, perhaps soon, she will be expected to move out of her father's home and start a household of her own. A bitter feud between her father and a fellow miller erupts into a shocking act of violence and Jane's lifelong trust in her father is shaken. When she defies her father's choice of son-in-law, she is sent away to Boston to make her living as she can. Father against daughter, loyalist against rebel, command against free will--the battles are complicated when her growing attachment to her frail aunt, her friendship with the bookseller Henry Knox, and the unexpected kindness of the British soldiers pit her against the townspeople who taunt them and her own beloved brother, Nate, a law clerk working for John Adams.
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, [2010]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9780061782145
0061782149
Characteristics: x, 273 pages ; 24 cm

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jenzbooks
Jun 07, 2012

Good atmosphere of unease in the city and its denizens and great portrayal of a woman with a brain living in this time period -- of what life was like for women who tried to control their own circumstances. The famous Boston figures (esp. John Adams) were fun to rub elbows with and I admired the author’s ability to portray flawed characters who were neither all good nor all bad.

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GingerKaren
Dec 10, 2010

Expected by her domineering father to marry a man not of her choosing, Jane decides her banishment to Boston is not the worst thing to happen to her. Soon she is enmeshed in pre-revolutionary dissent and finds out what real life is about.

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