Title: Measure of Light. A novel. Proof.
Publisher:  Alfred A. Knopf Canada, Toronto, 2015,
Seller ID: 112647
POWNING, Beth. A Measure of Light. [A novel]. (Toronto) : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, (2015). Uncorrected Proof. Pp. (14),-323,(1). 8vo, illustrated dark wraps with yellow lettering to front, white lettering to spine. "From the pages of early American history, a novel about an indomitable woman who defies prejudice, the conventions of marriage and the threat of the gallows to oppose a cruel regime's murderous persecution of the first American Quakers. With bestselling novelist Beth Powning's trademark elegance and insight into the hearts and minds of indelible women, 'A Measure of Light' re-creates the life of an extraordinary historical figure. Mary Dyer is a seventeenth-century Puritan who flees oppression in England only to find the Puritan establishment in Massachusetts to be as dangerous as the country she left behind. One of America's first Quakers, Mary is caught between the callings of faith, the ambitions of family and the driving sense that she alone will put right a grave injustice. In an extraordinary pairing of author and subject, this little-remembered and courageous woman receives in the hands of Beth Powning -- herself a New England-born Quaker -- the full-blooded recognition too long denied a woman of her stature." - from rear. Very good. 12.50