OUR BOOK CLUB PICK FOR January 2018 | "Sworn Virgin" by Kristopher Dukes
On the first Tuesday of every month, The Bookstore Plus hosts a unique Book Club experience where readers have the opportunity to discuss the book club pick with the author via video chat! Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018, at 7:00 pm author, Kristopher Dukes, will join us to discuss and answer questions about her book "Sworn Virgin". Our book club is open to the public. To honor the author's valued time, we highly recommend that you read the book and browse through any provided book club guides prior to attending the book club meeting.
BOOK SUMMARY |
Featured on Elle.com
Dukes's gripping historical novel tells the tale of a desperate Albanian woman who will do whatever it takes to keep her independence and seize control of her future...even if it means swearing to remain a virgin for her entire life.
When eighteen-year-old Eleanora's father is shot dead on the cobblestone streets of 1910 Albania, Eleanora must abandon her dream of studying art in Italy as she struggles to survive in a remote mountain village with her stepmother Meria.
Nearing starvation, Meria secretly sells Eleanora into marriage with the cruel heir of a powerful clan. Intent on keeping her freedom, Eleanora takes an oath to remain a virgin for the rest of her life--a tradition that gives her the right to live as a man: she is now head of her household and can work for a living as well as carry a gun. Eleanora can also participate in the vengeful blood feuds that consume the mountain tribes, but she may not be killed--unless she forsakes her vow, which she has no intention of ever doing.
But when an injured stranger stumbles into her life, Eleanora nurses him back to health, saving his life--yet risking her own as she falls in love with him...
"It's hard to believe that the culture Dukes describes was ever real, but the amount of research she put into this book definitely shines through. The story remains fascinating throughout; readers will definitely find it difficult to put this novel down."--San Francisco Book Review
Compulsively readable and powerfully moving, Girl in Snow offers an unforgettable reading experience and introduces a singular new talent in Danya Kukafka.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR |
Kristopher Duke's passions in life are writing, beauty and combining the two in storytelling. Which is where her interior design work and KristopherDukes.com comes in. She worship's beautiful things, and love'a how the items of your life can tell a story. She believes your personal taste can reflect your lifestyle, your personality, and your philosophy about living.