Reading historical fiction usually reminds me how lucky I am to be a woman in present day. Life didn’t offer many choices in 17th century Europe, especially for Marketa, the young woman in The Bloodletter’s Daughter by Linda Lafferty. Marketa studies the science of bloodletting along side her father but she would never be able to practice it herself.
Our book club members are discussing the many nuances and themes in the book. Head over to their blogs to join the discussion:
- Rebecca at Life Of An Army Wife is a witch in the kitchen
- Shannon from Make Time For Love would sacrifice herself
- Brenda Bartella Peterson of Grit and Grace is inspired by the author
- Neena at hooey!critic wants to live in Walden Pond
- Amy from Oh What a Life encourages her students to read other genres
- Nicki of Suddenly *Not So* Single Journey was the object of an obsession
- Michelle at Honest & Truly! likes spring much to her son’s chagrin
- Robin (noteverstill) from The Not-Ever-Still Life is working on her yelling
- Nancy of I Am. is a believer
- Alicia S at Titere con Bonete worked at a funeral home. really.
- Thien-Kim from I’m Not the Nanny doesn’t know who she wants to be
- Melanie of Tales From the Crib gives a bit of perspective about her kids
- Lisa at Hannemaniacs is nervous about having a daughter