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Juliet's Nurse

Lois Leveen

In Verona, a city ravaged by plague and political rivalries, a mother mourning the death of her day-old infant enters the household of the powerful Cappelletti family to become wet-nurse to their newborn baby. As she serves her beloved Juliet over the next fourteen years, the nurse, Angelica, learns the family's darkest secrets. Those secrets--and Angelica's deep personal grief--erupt across five momentous days of love and loss that destroy a daughter, and a family. An enthralling new telling of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet from the author of The Secrets of Mary Bowser (2012).