Rebecca Barnhouse


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Reading was like breathing to Rebecca when she was growing up. It still is. She loved the Little House books, and fought with her brother over books in the Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators series. Later, she discovered science fiction and fantasy, from The Lord of the Rings to Arthur C. Clarke to Ursula K. LeGuin’s Earthsea series, and many, many other books she and her best friend shared. They still do.

Rebecca first encountered The Book of Margery Kempe during graduate school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied Anglo-Saxon manuscripts and medieval literature written in Old and Middle English, Old Norse, and other fascinating languages.

A native of Vero Beach, Florida, she now lives in Ohio, wher
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Average rating: 3.66 · 1,333 ratings · 304 reviews · 7 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Book of the Maidservant

3.55 avg rating — 603 ratings — published 2009 — 11 editions
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The Coming of the Dragon

3.78 avg rating — 484 ratings — published 2010 — 9 editions
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Peaceweaver

3.70 avg rating — 237 ratings — published 2012 — 6 editions
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The Book of the Knight of t...

3.29 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2006 — 4 editions
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Recasting the Past: The Mid...

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Ring-Giver

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“If a woman tells a man the god favor him, everybody says she's far-minded.' The broom halted mid-sweep and the slave turned to Hild. 'But let a woman do what the gods tell her, without asking a man's permission first? Then she's possessed.' Unwen punctuated her words with her broom, jabbing it into the corner.”
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