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Feb 08 2016
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The Secrets of Lizzie Borden by Brandy Purdy – Review

The Secrets of Lizzie Borden by Brandy Purdy – Review

The Secrets of Lizzie Borden by Brandy Purdy
Publication Date: January 26, 2016
Kensington Books

In her enthralling, richly imagined new novel, Brandy Purdy, author of The Ripper’s Wife, creates a compelling portrait of the real, complex woman behind an unthinkable crime.

Lizzie Borden should be one of the most fortunate young women in Fall River, Massachusetts. Her wealthy father could easily afford to provide his daughters with fashionable clothes, travel, and a rich, cultured life. Instead, haunted by the ghost of childhood poverty, he forces Lizzie and her sister, Emma, to live frugally, denying them the simplest modern conveniences. Suitors and socializing are discouraged, as her father views all gentleman callers as fortune hunters.

Lonely and deeply unhappy, Lizzie stifles her …

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