Saturday, May 21, 2011

Vlog Interview with Barbara Quick!

About Barbara: 
Award-winning novelist Barbara Quick learned Italian to do the research for her two historical novels set in Italy, Vivaldi's Virgins and A Golden Web. An avid traveler, she spent two different field seasons in arctic Alaska to research her first novel, Northern Edge. She has written for the New York Times Book Review, Ms. magazine, the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and Newsweek.

Barbara Quick started her writing life in Southern California, where she frequently cut school to write poetry and cultivate an organic vegetable garden. A graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz, majoring in English and French, she worked on her pre-first novel while living in a tower cottage in rural County Cork, Ireland. In addition to her three novels, Barbara has authored or coauthored three pop psychology books and a children's picture book. She is the mother of Julian Quick, who practices both Buddhism and guitar with discipline and passion.

About A Golden Web:
Desperate to escape her stepmother, who's locked her away for a year; to escape the cloister that awaits her and the marriage plans that have been made for her; to escape the expectations that limit her and every other girl in fourteenth-century Italy. There's no tolerance in her quiet village for Alessandra and her keen intelligence and unconventional ideas. 

In defiant pursuit of her dreams, Alessandra undertakes an audacious quest, her bravery equaled only by the dangers she faces. Disguised and alone in a city of spies and scholars, Alessandra will find a love she could not foresee -- and an enduring fame. 

In this exquisite imagining of the centuries-old story of Alessandra Giliani, the world's first female anatomist, acclaimed novelist Barbara Quick gives readers the drama, romance, and rich historical detail for which she is known as she shines a light on an unforgotten -- and unforgettable -- heroine. 

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