The Pirate's Wife: The Remarkable True Story of Sarah Kidd
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About the Author
Dr. Daphne Geanacopoulos is an author, historian, and journalist. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Southern Living, Virginia Business, and other outlets. She lives in McLean, Virginia and Brewster, Massachusetts with her husband, David.
"Even sea-faring outlaws crave safe harbor now and again, as The Pirate's Wife demonstrates in its beautifully researched consideration of the marriage between Captain Kidd and his remarkable wife, Sarah. It is always a thrill when a writer shows us a world we think we already know in a new light, and Daphne Geanacopoulos has done just that."--Madeleine Blais, Pulitzer prize winner and author of In These Girls, Hope is a Muscle "Daphne Palmer Geanacopoulos has achieved something historical scholars dream of: bringing to light a fascinating story that is as entertaining as it is factual. In The Pirate's Wife, readers are witnesses to both the thrills of upper society in colonial New York, and the harrowing and desperate descent into public scorn and destitution for those accused of piracy. Through all the challenges, Sarah Kidd, wife of the notorious Captain Kidd, fights a corrupt bureaucracy, using her feminine wiles and the occasional bar of gold to beg, cajole, and bribe both influential colonists and the English rulers to save her husband and their way of life. With meticulous research and stunning detail, this fast-paced story will have the reader turning the pages and tuning out the present world, which in some ways hasn't changed a bit."--Tracey Enerson Wood, international bestselling author of The Engineer's Wife and The War Nurse "A title like The Pirate's Wife makes promises to the reader: adventure, danger, betrayal, romance, and especially pirate treasure. Daphne Geanacopoulos more than keeps those promises in this deeply researched and richly imagined exploration of the life of Sarah Kidd, the little known wife of one of history's most infamous pirates. The end result is not only the previously buried story of one woman's life--in itself a form of hidden treasure--but a detailed and sometimes surprising picture of women's lives in colonial America."--Pamela Toler, Ph.D., author of Women Warriors: An Unexpected History "A well-researched and absorbing account, The Pirate's Wife not only illuminates a formidable historical figure, but also sheds light on the history of women in 17th century America and on the politics of early New York."--Judy Batalion, New York Times bestselling author of The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler's Ghettos "Geanacopoulos packs the narrative with intriguing details about piracy and privateering in colonial America. This seafaring tale fascinates."--Publishers Weekly
"Geanacopoulos offers a fascinating look at the golden age of piracy while rendering Sarah's world and her plight in vibrant detail."--Booklist
"Engaging and well-paced. While geared toward a general audience, this work is well-grounded in scholarly research and will likely appeal to many: the armchair historian and those with an interest in the golden age of piracy, colonial New York, and social and women's histories."--Library Journal STARRED review "A true historical treasure."--Cape Cod Times