The Bride's Farewell: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Aug 6, 2009 - Fiction - 224 pages
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A tender and magical tale from an award-winning, international bestselling novelist

Pell Ridley, daughter of a good-for-nothing preacher in mid-nineteenth century England, has watched her mother crushed by the burden of too many children and too little money. Unwilling to repeat her fate, Pell runs away on her wedding day taking only her beautiful, white horse. But, as she journeys through a strange world of gypsies in search of a new life, Pell finds that her ties to home refuse to release her.

Like the works of Philip Pullman and Sue Monk Kidd, The Bride's Farewell will resonate with readers of all ages as it grapples with timeless questions of how to live, how to love, and how to be true to one's self.

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User Review  - Geri E. - Goodreads

I went into this book not expecting anything. Seriously—anything. I didn't even read the summary. I just wanted to listen to something and my library app said this was recently added, so I gave it a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sorrel - Goodreads

Meg Rosoff's books, in my experience, always seem to have a surreal sort of feel to them. The Bride's farewell was no exception. Told in a time not-quite-specified, beginning in a town called ... Read full review



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About the author (2009)

Meg Rosoff was born in Boston, USA. She has worked in publishing, public relations and most recently advertising, but thinks the best job in the world would be head gardener for Regents Park. Meg lives in Highbury, North London. She is the author of Just in Case, What I Was and How I Live Now.

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