I am a lover of Karen Cushman. I loved The Midwifes Apprentice and Catherine, Called Birdy. Cushman is a true master of young adult historical fiction. I also love the way she uses strong feminine characters in stories, it is such a juxtaposition for how we perceive women of the time.
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