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Melode is sixteen. Sensuous, spiritual, and fierce. In Mel's foster home, life is a round of backbreaking work from dawn to dusk - only tending her herbs or the communal harvesting bring relief from her daily grind. Until she meets Adam. Orphaned as an infant by the congregation who killed her parents in a fire, Mel was adopted by the "Saints," but made into a servant. The...more
Hardcover, 500 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by Toby Press (first published August 8th 2005)
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Dec 26, 2007 Bianka rated it 5 of 5 stars
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This story was so descriptive that I am starting to suspect time travel on the part of Mr. Beahrs. Feels like a fantasy, reads like literature.
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Born and raised in Connecticut, he earned his BA in Anthropology from UC Berkeley, his MA in Anthropology/Archaeology from the University of Virginia, and his MFA in Fiction from Louisville’s Spalding University.

Andrew lives in Berkeley with his family.

Andrew Beahrs is the author of Twain’s Feast, forthcoming from Penguin Press, and the novels Strange Saint and the The Sin Eaters, both from Toby...more
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