Daughters of Nantucket (Original)


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Mira Books
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5.2 X 7.87 X 1.18 inches | 0.74 pounds

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About the Author

Julie Gerstenblatt holds a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Teachers College, Columbia University. Her essays have appeared in The Huffington Post and Cognoscenti, among others. When not writing, Julie is a college essay coach, as well as a producer and on-air host for A Mighty Blaze. A native New Yorker, Julie now lives in coastal Rhode Island with her family and one very smart shichon poo. Daughters of Nantucket is her first novel.



"Gerstenblatt's distinctive tale, a triumph in storytelling, celebrates the courage and tenacity of women." --Booklist, starred review

"A memorable story of friendship and courage." --Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris

"Julie Gerstenblatt brings a 19th-century New England coastal town to life in this dramatic, meticulously researched, beautifully paced novel. A moving story of hope, loss, perseverance, and survival."
-Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan Train and The Exiles

"Julie Gerstenblatt's splendid debut Daughters of Nantucket is page turning historical fiction. Written with heart and affection for the island and its people, this novel is for readers who long for home and the stories that make history."
--Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of The Good Left Undone

"Vibrates with fascinating history, evocative setting and one of the more colorful casts of characters in recent literature. A novel to be both savoured and raced through, and the kind of book that makes reading such a joy."
-Natalie Jenner, internationally bestselling author of The Jane Austen Society & Bloomsbury Girls

"Daughters of Nantucket shows us that sometimes a woman needs to walk through fire to become a stronger, better person. An unforgettable tale of courage and redemption."
--Laurie Lico Albanese, Author of Hester and Stolen Beauty

"a fascinating look at an island ahead of its time, where women exercised privileges often reserved for men and where Blacks shared in the civil liberties of their white neighbors. At its heart, this is a story of love, loss and redemption."
-Renee Rosen USA Today bestselling author The Social Graces

"Brings us Nantucket's whaling days in compelling, breath-taking, life. Artfully weaves in modern issues and challenges in this gorgeously written novel, leaving us wiser and more optimistic for our own times."
--Nancy Thayer, New York Times bestselling author of Summer Love

"Daughters of Nantucket is thoroughly enjoyable historical fiction, beautifully researched and very authentic. You will be swept up from page one!"
--Jane Green, author of Sister Stardust and The Beach House

"For admirers of AHAB'S WIFE and GONE WITH THE WIND, this sweeping and thoroughly engaging epic is sure to captivate lovers of historical romantic fiction."
-Lynda Cohen Loigman, bestselling author of The Two-Family House, The Wartime Sisters, and The Matchmaker's Gift

"A fiercely beautiful story of female resilience and courage set against the backdrop of nineteenth century Nantucket. It's the definition of a page-turner with heart. Count me in as a Julie Gerstenblatt fan!"
-Jamie Brenner, bestselling author of The Forever Summer and Gilt

"Full of richly detailed history and also the spark and brilliance of Gerstenblatt's imagination, this is a novel that's so alive, every page gives off rare heat."
-Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of With or Without You