The mandrake broom shows the tension between visibility and invisibility, between internal strength and external powerlessness, and the continually fluid interplay of those factors, while it takes the reader through persecution and plague, love and joy, and the. Jess wells is the author of five novels, five books of short stories, and. And just in case youre still not a huge champion of a free press in america, heres an incredible example of what happened when the u. Physical comedy, renaissance garb, and machiavellian mischief abound as a young scholar returns to florence in search of a legendary beauty. Machiavelli, the mandrake root sesto fiorentino 2011. Jess wells the mandrake broom has mastered the art of the. Mandrake all formats kindle books paperback sort by. Mercenary courage the mandrake company series book 5. The movie crew was from both the uk and italy, with lead cast from the uk.
She is a fourtime finalist for the lambda literary award, and her work is featured in more than 42 literary anthologies and journals. Themes in machiavellis the mandrake include 1 deception is a valid option if it achieves positive or favored results. I have sat in one of her lectures at the saints and sinners conference, and i remain in awe. Nicia, a middle aged dim witted lawyer ligurio, a scheming con man lucrezia, beautiful young wife of sr. One of the authors objectives was to dramatize the conditions and the stereotypes surrounding the witch burnings in europe, including the seizure of women. The mandrake by niccolo machiavelli adapted with liberty. Lambda literary award nominee book awards librarything. An anthology of american lesbian short fiction, and lesbians raising sons. And for the same reasons that rachel wanted the mandrakes from leah. In this ambitious and farreaching new historical novel, the mandrake broom, wells. The mandrake broom 2007 in this ambitious and farreaching new historical novel, the mandrake broom, wells dramatizes one womans courageous fight to save medical knowledge during the witchburning era. The mandrake by niccolo machiavelli theater thoughts. Jess wells the mandrake broom has mastered the art of the immersive historical, exemplified by her latest release from fireship press, a slender tether brilliantly conceived and perfectly executed, a slender tether is an engaging, rewarding read.
Jess wells is the author of five novels and five books ofshort stories, the recipient of a san francisco arts. The mandrake broom involves the tension between visibility and invisibility, between internal strength and external powerlessness, and the continually fluid interplay of those factors, while it takes the reader through persecution and plague, love and joy, and the struggle for knowledge and unity. First, i must send a big thank you to jess wells for tagging me to join in this fascinating discussion about the writing process. Thrilled to announce the launch of my fifth novel, straight uphill. Her earlier historical novel, the mandrake broom, dramatizes the fight to save. It is delightful proof that a literary novel can be a deeply satisfying pageturner. Dcist says the mandrake is a recipe for a delightfully subversive evening. Since a sacrifice was demanded it was obviously more expedient that the anger of the mandrake should be propitiated by the death of a comparatively valueless domestic animal, than that the digger should risk his own life. Smashwords the mandrake broom a book by jess wells. May 30, 2011 the mandrake can also be said to reflect machiavellis aspirations for and his critique of the state, if one considers lucrezia to serve as a representation of italy as a state, or of the florentine populace as a body that needed to be conquered, whether by corrupt means or the upheaval of an ignorant reign to ensure a more stable order in. Fiona, her irish godmother and protector, has healing talents of. Immediately download the the mandrake summary, chapterbychapter analysis, book notes, essays, quotes, character descriptions, lesson plans, and more everything you need for studying or teaching the mandrake.
Jess wells the disappearing andersons of loon lake. A big little book was typically 3 wide and 4 high, with 212 to 432 pages making an approximate thickness of 1 the interior book design usually displayed fullpage blackandwhite illustrations on the right side, facing the pages of text on the left. Set in europe in 14651540, the mandrake broom follows luccia alimenti as she fights the forces that attempt to keep medical knowledge out of. The washington post calls the mandrake neatly composed and calculatedly antic as well as thoughtfully and professionally done. Luccia alimenti is a nineyearold girl living with her mother, an esteemed physician and professor, in 1465 salerno, italy. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlightingnotes. A slender tether fireship press, 20 the mandrake broom firebrand books, 2007 the price of passion firebrand books, 1999 aftershocks third side press,1992. Jess will be posting on april 29 here on her red room blog. King feature syndicate bought the idea and mandrake debuted on june 11, 1934.
I loved how the author managed to truly capture the feelings di. Callimaco, a young man of means siro, his faithful servant sr. With nicias money, ligurio and callimaco enlist the help of the friar. His interest in magic led him to create a character who would solve crimes and mysteries through the use of reason and magic. The mandrake 333 w trade st, charlotte, north carolina 28202 rated 4. In this ambitious and farreaching new historical novel, the mand. View jess wells profile on linkedin, the worlds largest professional community. The mandrake can also be said to reflect machiavellis aspirations for and his critique of the state, if one considers lucrezia to serve as a representation of italy as a state, or of the florentine populace as a body that needed to be conquered, whether by corrupt means or the upheaval of an ignorant reign to ensure a more stable order in. Set in sixteenthcentury florence, the play blends songs and robust action in detailing the hilarious lengths to which the smitten callimaco goes in winning the favors of lucrezia, the beautiful young wife of the rich and aged lawyer, ni. About the author jess wells is the author of five novels and five books ofshort stories, the recipient of a san francisco arts commission grant forliterature, a fourtime finalist for the national lambda literary award, and. Orphaned at an early age and born weak, she was the shame of the generals household and was eventually beaten to death by her own grandfather after getting framed by others. Md theatre guide says faction of fools creates great comedy and great art and that the mandrake is truly a success.
The disappearing andersons of loon lake by jess wells is a well written and produced audio book. Jess wells books list of books by author jess wells. Jess wells is the author of four novels and five volumes of short stories, and a recipient of a san francisco arts commission grant for literature. Its not easy to find scifi romances in the selfpublishing arena that combine a quality story and a sweethot romance without being oversexed, and these do it well.
Murder at the mayan temple a christian cozy mystery starling and swift. The assassins salvation the mandrake company series book. The mandrake broom called a wellresearched, complex, and exciting historical novel dramatizes the valiant efforts of a group of women determined to save medical knowledge during the witchburning times in europe 14651540 and answers the question. She, gu ruoyun, was once a famous goodfornothing in the country of qinglong.
Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the mandrake broom. Drawing on his 30 years of clinical experience and research, author mike abrams provides a comprehensive, evidencebased, and clinicallyoriented text with cuttingedge coverage throughout. Amidst the turbulent weather of europes little ice age, a slender tether offers three compelling tales of selfdiscover. The mandrake root was shot in 14 days in sassari, on the mediterranean island of sardinia. Sex, drugs, muscles, and the passages of life by michelangelo signorile.
The chinese doctor who first identified the coronavirus was arrested for speaking out, eventually dying of the disease. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain. A tale of love and chocolate, delving into five generations of wo. The mandrake broom by jess wells nook book ebook barnes. The mandrake broom is based on extensive research of historical sources, herbal remedies and the medicines of the time. The mandrake root is a 2008 comedy drama film adapted and directed by malachi bogdanov as his first feature film. The mandrake, has to do with false beliefs, superstitions, and witchcraft, which are still connected with the use of the mandrake in todays world. Controversies in nontraditional parenting and lesbians raising sons. Aftershocks, which was reissued as a triangle classic by insightout books. Jess wells the mandrake broom has mastered the art of the immersive. Immediately download the the mandrake summary, chapterbychapter analysis, book notes, essays, quotes, character descriptions, lesson plans, and more everything you need for. Smashwords about jess wells, author of the mandrake broom.
The former is a sketch of castruccio castracani 128128, the ghibelline ruler of lucca a city near florence, who is presented as the greatest man of postclassical times. Oct 08, 2011 dcist says the mandrake is a recipe for a delightfully subversive evening and praises its nimble, rapidfire physical comedy. Jess wells, the mandrake broom 2006 one womans fight to save medical knowledge during the european witchburnings, featuring luccia alimenti, daughter of a medical professor at the university of salerno, destined to carry ancient texts and herbal lore into the dangerous and groundbreaking future. Blogs by jess wells more to battle the sexist assumptions of paleontologists 552018 11. Jess wells is an author at fireship press publishing, a leader in nautical and. One womans fight to save medical knowledge during the witchburning times 14651540 in europe and preserve the writings of trotula. The mandrake by niccolo machiavelli adapted with liberty and justice for all by giovanni felipe as an open and royalty free version cast of the play. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. See all books authored by jess wells, including women on women. In greece for example the mandrake 258 this content downloaded from 96. She blogs on, can be found on facebook and at jess. In the mandrake, callimaco, an italian nobleman, returns to italy after years in france, because he is told theres a woman, lucrezia, whose beauty puts all other women to shame. Triangle classics, 2002 wells short story collections. Recent spells by holly black, patricia briggs, jim butcher online at alibris.
The meeting of mandrake and lothar in new york journal of books. This includes cgc, pgx and cbcs graded comic books. The assassins salvation the mandrake company series book 3. Martha wells is the author of a number of fantasy novels, including the cloud roads, the wizard hunters, and the nebulanominated the death of the necromancer. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. In the early 1400s, womens healing arts were respected and encouraged. See the complete profile on linkedin and discover jess connections.
Blogs by jess wells the writers life and the allure of the keyboard 742017 7. From early times the mandrake was well known in greece as a medicinal plant. Frate timoteo convinces the unwilling lucrezia that it would be. Jess wells is the author of five novels and five books of short stories, the recipient of. Tantalized by the description of her beauty, callimaco forfeits his lovely life. Read a slender tether by jess wells available from rakuten kobo. Midcentury, the plague swept through europe, changing the atmosphere to one of fear and blame.506 1297 1040 716 245 612 1410 326 925 1423 1396 1023 1496 640 31 978 838 1075 1096 517 1460 803 522 551 1411 40 740 288 206 447 627 1483 757 508