|Mirabilis (2001) [Novel]|
by Susann Cokal
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Villeneuve, France, Anno Domini 1372. The village is under siege and people are starving when Bonne Mirabilis, wet nurse to the wealthiest and most enigmatic woman in town, realizes that she alone has the bounty with which to feed the hungry.
And not by convincing her patroness to open her warehouses.
It's a defiant act of generosity - when she was twelve years old, her sainted mother, the two priests suspected of being her father, and all the village women who believed Bonne's conception had been immaculate were locked into the church and set afire.
With a masterly sense of history and the visceral spirit of The Decameron, Susann Cokal combines the outrageous and the wondrous into the story of Bonne, a woman born "God's bastard," on her way to sainthood with the troop of ascetics, mystics, lovers, and jesters who keep her milk flowing.
Original title: Mirabilis
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ European→ Medieval
Fiction→ Religious→ Christianity→ Saints, Miracles, And Holy People