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The Dance Tree
The Dance Tree | Kiran Millwood Hargrave
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In Strasbourg, in the boiling hot summer of 1518, a plague strikes the women of the city. First it is just one - a lone figure, dancing in the main square - but she is joined by more and more and the city authorities declare an emergency. Musicians will be brought in. The devil will be danced out of these women. Just beyond the city's limits, pregnant Lisbet lives with her mother-in-law and husband, tending the bees that are their livelihood. Her best friend Ida visits regularly and Lisbet is so looking forward to sharing life and motherhood with her. And then, just as the first woman begins to dance in the city, Lisbet's sister-in-law Nethe returns from six years' penance in the mountains for an unknown crime. No one - not even Ida - will tell Lisbet what Nethe did all those years ago, and Nethe herself will not speak a word about it. It is the beginning of a few weeks that will change everything for Lisbet - her understanding of what it is to love and be loved, and her determination to survive at all costs for the baby she is carrying. Lisbet and Nethe and Ida soon find themselves pushing at the boundaries of their existence - but they're dancing to a dangerous tune . . . From Kiran Millwood Hargrave, the bestselling author of The Mercies, The Dance Tree is a heart-stopping story of family secrets, forbidden love and women pushed to the edge.
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rachelsbrittain
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A dancing plague, a pregnant beekeeper who's lost twelve babies, and a woman returned from six years penance for unknown sins are at the heart of this gorgeous historical fiction novel from the author of The Mercies. The dancing plague is more of a background set dressing than a feature. The real crux is the complicated relationships between the women in the novel who are surviving in a difficult century. Great read for historical fiction fans.

Kdgordon88 I can‘t wait to read this one. I am impatiently waiting for my copy to show up. 😂 6d
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Cinfhen
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OMG, @squirrelbrain ❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️This book is STUNNING 🤩 My photo doesn‘t do the cover or edges any favors. I‘m just AWED by it‘s beauty and it sounds like a FABULOUS read!!!! Thank you 💜💜💜💜I‘m so touched by your thoughtfulness 🥰

squirrelbrain You‘re more than welcome Cindy! I hope you have the most fabulous day with the whole family! 😘 1w
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rachelsbrittain
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Finished work so I'm doing some evening reading outside since it's like 15° cooler today that it has been

Maria514626 This sounds great! 1w
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rachelsbrittain
The Dance Tree | Kiran Millwood Hargrave
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1. The Dance Tree, The Extraordinaries, and Youngblood

2. Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall

3. The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

#WeekendReads

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nishaagni
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What a wonderful book! It is a fictional account surrounding the real Dance Plague of 1518. The book explores the myriad facets of love and grief. It also very sensitively handles important themes like LGBTQIA+ love, immigration and pregnancy loss. I highly recommend this book. The descriptions were so lush and you acutely feel for the characters. The narration was superb!

Watch review on: https://youtu.be/f026n-ezFjs

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rachelsbrittain
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Woke up early with this gorgeous view to do a little reading

Kdgordon88 I am excited for this book! 1mo
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rachelsbrittain
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Last day of May reads!

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Twocougs
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I love her writing and stories of strong women back in time. This time it‘s in Strasbourg in 1518. Such a joy to read.

Cinfhen I‘ve been eyeing this one !! glad to know it‘s g👀d (edited) 1mo
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rachelsbrittain
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New book I've been looking forward to on a coffee shop outing to do some writing and reading!

Kimzey Sounds good! Stacked! 📚 2mo
TheKidUpstairs Stunning cover! 2mo
rachelsbrittain @TheKidUpstairs right? I'm obsessed. 2mo
rachelsbrittain @Kimzey I have high hopes for this one since I really enjoyed her other historical fiction novel 2mo
Kimzey @rachelsbrittain Thanks for the recommendation! I added The Mercies to my stack also. 2mo
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TracyReadsBooks
The Dance Tree | Kiran Millwood Hargrave
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Littens!!! Look at Waterstone‘s gorgeous exclusive signed edition of Hargrave‘s next book! The Mercies was one of my favorite books in 2020 and I‘m definitely looking forward to this one.

The story is set in 16th c. Strasbourg and is about the outbreak of a plague and the repercussions for a small group of women according to blurb.

Looks like it should be out later this year which I, for one, am very excited about!

squirrelbrain Ooh, so pretty! I loved The Mercies too… 5mo
Karons1 Wow 🤩 that‘s a gorgeous edition I‘m gonna have to get That 😂 4mo
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