Jerusalem

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Macmillan, Feb 15, 1997 - Fiction - 416 pages
4 Reviews
The extraordinary author of The Bear Flag and Pacific Street returns to print at last with a remarkable novel. Set in the Holy Land in 1187 A.D., Jerusalem is an epic of war and political intrigue, of passion and religious fervor.
 

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User Review  - wagner.sarah35 - LibraryThing

I found this novel about the medieval kingdom of Jerusalem to be dull. Medieval Jerusalem, the Crusades, and a clash between European and Islamic culture are all fascinating topics and I have the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Holland is back in the mists of the far past again after her forays into pioneer California (Pacific Street, 1992, etc.). This latest is one of her dark, well-paced, competent re-creations of power ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter I
1
Chapter II
7
Chapter III
23
Chapter IV
29
Chapter V
41
Chapter VI
47
Chapter VII
58
Chapter VIII
70
Chapter XVIII
199
Chapter XIX
212
Chapter XX
222
Chapter XXI
241
Chapter XXII
250
Chapter XXIII
268
Chapter XXIV
278
Chapter XXV
291

Chapter IX
77
Chapter X
90
Chapter XI
104
Chapter XII
116
Chapter X
127
Chapter XIV
140
Chapter XV
157
Chapter XVI
170
Chapter XVII
183
Chapter XXVI
307
Chapter XXVII
315
Chapter XXVIII
327
Chapter XXIX
341
Chapter XXX
360
Chapter XXXI
374
Chapter XXXII
387
Chapter XXXIII
406
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About the author (1997)

Cecelia Holland has been writing since she was 12, and spends a good deal of every day writing. She chose to write historical fiction, because, being 12, she had precious few stories of her own, and history seemed to her then, as it still does, an endless fund of material.

She was encouraged to write by the poet William Meredith and the short story writer David Jackson. Her first novel was The Firedrake, and it was published by Atheneum in 1966. Since then, Cecelia has written a lot, read a lot, and raised three daughters. She lived in northern California, in the country. Once a week, she teaches creative writing at Pelican Baystate Prison in Crescent City, and, every day, she takes care of a small menagerie of little animals.

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