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Mariner Books
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5.9 X 9.1 X 1.3 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

MARY SHARRATT, the author of seven previous critically acclaimed novels, is on a mission to write strong women back into history. Her fascination with women mystics inspired this novel. Originally from Minnesota, she now lives in Lancashire, England.


"Intense...Margery's faith and emotions are rich on the page"--Publishers Weekly

"Sharratt evokes the sights and smells of medieval England as viscerally as she does Margery's divine ecstasy, immersing readers in both her inner and outer journeys...Revelations will appeal to any reader interested in tales driven by a flawed woman with a certain purpose."--Booklist

"Historical fiction at its best."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Mystic or madwoman? Mary Sharrat makes this controversial woman a sympathetic character, defined and defied by the time in which she lived. Revelations is filled with fascinating details about the perils of the 15th-century pilgrim road, especially for a woman daring enough to travel it alone."--Donna Woolfolk Cross, internationally bestselling author of Pope Joan

"Set during a time of fervid religious persecution, Mary Sharratt's carefully researched, capaciously imagined Revelations brings to vivid life 15th century Christian mystic Margery Kempe. A transporting novel that captures both the harsh reality of medieval womanhood and the mystery of the divine." --Cathy Marie Buchanan, New York Times bestselling author of The Painted Girls and Daughter of Black Lake

"Considered through the female gaze, Margery Kempe's travels and travails take on new significance as she undertakes a dangerous mission for Julian of Norwich in a time of Lollard persecution and a misogynist Church patriarchy. Thriller, domestic tragedy, medieval travelogue, meditation on a woman's spiritual awakening, Revelations pulses with life. A gem of a book. Highly recommended!"--Candace Robb, author of the bestselling Owen Archer mysteries

"Mary Sharratt's Revelations is a book worthy of its fascinating subject. A deeply imaginative and empathetic novel, full of surprises and delights."--Bruce Holsinger, USA Today bestselling author of The Gifted School and A Burnable Book

"In this beautifully rendered tale, Mary Sharratt has managed to capture the ecstatic and vulnerable wisdom of the holy madwoman, Margery Kempe, and distill the quintessence of feminine wisdom. I love the way she weaves the radically optimistic teachings of Julian of Norwich into Margery's journey. Revelations brings these two medieval luminaries to life with startling relevance for our times."--Mirabai Starr, translator of The Showings of Julian of Norwich and author of Wild Mercy

"Revelations brings to vivid life Margery Kemp and her world with all its riotous color, conflicting religious beliefs, deadly perils, saints and sinners. In Sharratt's skillful re-imagining of Kemp's travels and travails she gives us a Margery Kemp who is not only wife, mother, steadfast pilgrim, and surely one of the most remarkable women of her time, but also an implausible yet endearing heroine. Sometimes incredible, sometimes bizarre, Revelations is a fascinating journey into both the medieval world and the medieval mind."--Patricia Bracewell, author of The Steel Beneath the Silk​