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Monticello

(2016)
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From the critically acclaimed author of The Widow's War comes a captivating work of literary historical fiction that explores the tenuous relationship between a brilliant and complex father and his devoted daughter - Thomas Jefferson and Martha Jefferson Randolph.

After the death of her beloved mother, Martha Jefferson spent five years abroad with her father, Thomas Jefferson, on his first diplomatic mission to France. Now, at seventeen, Jefferson's bright, handsome eldest daughter is returning to the lush hills of the family's beloved Virginia plantation, Monticello. While the large, beautiful estate is the same as she remembers, Martha has changed. The young girl that sailed to Europe is now a woman with a heart made heavy by a first love gone wrong.

The world around her has also become far more complicated than it once seemed. The doting father she idolized since childhood has begun to pull away. Moving back into political life, he has become distracted by the tumultuous fight for power and troubling new attachments. The home she adores depends on slavery, a practice Martha abhors. But Monticello is burdened by debt, and it cannot survive without the labor of her family's slaves. The exotic distant cousin she is drawn to has a taste for dangerous passions, dark desires that will eventually compromise her own.

As her life becomes constrained by the demands of marriage, motherhood, politics, scandal, and her family's increasing impoverishment, Martha yearns to find her way back to the gentle beauty and quiet happiness of the world she once knew at the top of her father's "little mountain."



Praise for this book

"Well researched and beautifully written...captivating." - Paulette Jiles


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Title: Monticello: A Daughter and Her Father; A Novel
Author(s): Sally Cabot Gunning
ISBN: 0-06-232044-0 / 978-0-06-232044-5 (USA edition)
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September 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Monticello: A Daughter and Her Father; A Novel
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Title: Monticello: A Daughter and Her Father; A Novel
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Title: Monticello: A Daughter and Her Father; A Novel
Author(s): Sally Cabot Gunning
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Author(s): Sally Cabot Gunning
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September 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Monticello: A Daughter and Her Father; A Novel
Author(s): Sally Cabot Gunning
Publisher: William Morrow
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