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Bitter Greens

(2013)
A novel by

 
 
From internationally best-selling author Kate Forsyth comes a historical novel that gorgeously interweaves the Rapunzel fairy tale with the true life story of French novelist Charlotte-Rose de Caumont de la Force.

Charlotte-Rose has been banished from the court of Versailles by the Sun King, Louis XIV, after a series of scandalous love affairs. She is comforted by an old nun, Sister Seraphina, who tells her the tale of a young girl who, 100 years earlier, was sold by her parents for a handful of bitter greens.

After Margherita's father steals from the walled garden of the courtesan Selena Leonelli, he is threatened with having both hands cut off unless he and his wife give away their little girl. Selena is the famous red-haired muse of the artist Tiziano, first painted by him in 1512 and still inspiring him at the time of his death. Selena is at the center of Renaissance life in Venice, a world of beauty and danger, seduction and betrayal, love and superstition.

Locked away in a tower, Margherita sings in the hope that someone will hear her. One day, a young man does.

This sumptuous novel holds the stories of three women, braided together to create a compelling tale of desire, black magic, and the redemptive power of love. Bitter Greens is an impressive feat of storytelling.

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Hardback Editions

November 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bitter Greens
Author(s): Kate Forsyth
ISBN: 1-4104-7425-9 / 978-1-4104-7425-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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September 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bitter Greens: A Novel
Author(s): Kate Forsyth
ISBN: 1-250-04753-6 / 978-1-250-04753-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
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February 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: Bitter Greens
Author(s): Kate Forsyth
ISBN: 0-7490-1362-1 / 978-0-7490-1362-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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Paperback Editions

May 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Bitter Greens: A Novel
Author(s): Kate Forsyth
ISBN: 1-250-07084-8 / 978-1-250-07084-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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July 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bitter Greens
Author(s): Kate Forsyth
ISBN: 0-7490-1323-0 / 978-0-7490-1323-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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Audio Editions

September 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Bitter Greens
Author(s): Kate Forsyth
ISBN: 1-4830-1769-9 / 978-1-4830-1769-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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September 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Bitter Greens
Author(s): Kate Forsyth
ISBN: 1-4830-1771-0 / 978-1-4830-1771-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Bitter Greens
Author(s): Kate Forsyth
ISBN: 1-4830-1770-2 / 978-1-4830-1770-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Bitter Greens
Author(s): Kate Forsyth
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Bitter Greens
Author(s): Kate Forsyth
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Bitter Greens: A Novel
Author(s): Kate Forsyth
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


February 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Bitter Greens
Author(s): Kate Forsyth
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Availability: Amazon UK