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The Hand of a Woman

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It was a perilous plight in 19th-century America to be a desirable young woman, alone and impoverished, with a stain on her past that had to be kept secret. And for that same young woman to seek entry to a world of medicine barred to her sex bordered on the impossible.

Damaris Fanshawe was that woman, making the ultimate personal sacrifice to become a doctor, only to have
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Unknown Binding, 481 pages
Published January 1st 1984 by St. Martin's Press
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Mary23nm
I don't believeHand of a Womanis classified as a romance, I think it must be fiction. I'm not sure of what led me to this book, although I have read one other book by this author. This is an extremely well written book about the life of Damaris Fanshawe, starting when she was 13 yrs old and forced to find employment as a nanny's helper. This book follows her through trials and tribulations to about her 30th year.(view spoiler) ...more
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British-born Diana Brown has lived and worked throughout Europe and the Far East. Ms. Brown, a librarian, eventually settled in San Jose, California, with her husband and two daughters, Pamela and Clarissa, named after Samuel Richardson's heroines.
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