Heretics: A Love Story

Pearlsong Press
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In the 1480s, twin sister healers in a remote village in the mountainous Barbagia region of Sardinia encounter a heretic-obsessed Spanish priest.

Antonio Albóndiga is sent to Sardinia after mishaps in his homeland, and is eventually banished to the village of Orune. Half the villagers—including Sarda and Shardana—follow a pre-Christian religion, while the other half observe a makeshift version of Catholicism and paganism. 

Hate holds the priest's  heart hostage, and he scorns Sarda and Shardana's adherence to ancient ways. Despite their suspicions, the healers and their village attempt not only to accept the stranger but to transform him.

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About the author

A native of Seneca Falls, NY who lived in Minneapolis, MN for many years, Mary Saracino currently resides in Colorado. In addition to her work as a writer, Saracino teachers creative writing classes and workshops on the Divine Feminine. She is the author of four other books: The Singing of Swans, Voices of the Soft-Bellied Warrior, Finding Grace, and No Matter What. Her essays and fiction have been published in the anthologies Writing by Italian Canadian and Italian American Women, She is Everywhere, Don't Tell Mama! The Penguin Book of Italian American Writing, The Milk of Almonds: Italian American Women Write About Food and Culture, Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul, Hey Paesan! Writings by Lesbians & Gay Men of Italian Descent, the literary and cultural journals Italian Americana, Voices in Italian Americana, and Sinister Wisdom. Her poetry has been published in The New Verse News Online Journal, The Pedestal Magazine, Mothertongued.com, & Writers Who Cook.

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Publisher
Pearlsong Press
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Published on
Jun 21, 2014
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Pages
282
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ISBN
9781597190749
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / General
Fiction / Historical
Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Magical Realism
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