This week‘s book purchase. I‘m trying to keep myself to a limit, but I‘m at least up to several purchases a month. It‘s so much shorter than I thought it‘d be!
The Lenten Ball, also known as The Mad Women's Ball, is held in March at the Salpetriere Asylum in Paris. The women of the asylum look forward to this annual event.
The story is told from the POV of the recently incarcerated Eugenie and the nurse Genevieve, mainly. The story focuses on the lives unwanted and inconvenient women led in asylums and how easy it must have been for families to get rid of their womenfolk in such establishments.