Household Gods by Judith Tarr

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Nicole Gunther Perrin is a modern young professional, proud of her skills but weary of childcare, sexist law partners, and her deadbeat ex-husband. Following a ghastly day of dealing with all three, she falls into bed, and awakens the next morning to find herself in a different life, that of a widowed tavernkeeper in the Roman frontier town of Carnuntum around a.d. 170. In the great tradition of classics like Mark Twains A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthurs Court, Household Gods is more than a time-travel adventure: It is a tale of a womans strength and self-discovery, and of the real differences, and similarities, between life in our era and days gone by.

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Judith Tarr, 1955 - Writer Judith Tarr was born in 1955 in Maine. She received an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Medieval studies from Yale. She also received an M.A. in Classics from Cambridge University and a B.A. in Latin and English from Mount Holyoke. Some of the titles written by Tarr include "The Golden Horn" (1985), "The Hound and the Falcon" (1986), "Avaryan Rising" (1988), "Alamut" (1989), "The Daggar and the Cross" (1991), "The Lord of Two Lands" (1993), "Pillar of Fire" (1995) and the juvenile book "His Majesty's Elephant. Harry Turtledove was born in Los Angeles, California on June 14, 1949. He received a Ph.D. in Byzantine history from UCLA in 1977. From the late 1970's to the early 1980's, he worked as a technical writer for the Los Angeles County Office of Education. He left in 1991 to become full-time writer. His first two novels, Wereblood and Werenight, were published in 1979 under the pseudonym Eric G. Iverson because his editor did not think people would believe that Turtledove was his real name. He used this name until 1985 when he published Herbig-Haro and And So to Bed under his real name. He has received numerous awards including the Homer Award for Short Story for Designated Hitter in 1990, the John Esthen Cook Award for Southern Fiction for Guns of the Southand in 1993, and the Hugo Award for Novella for Down in the Bottomlands in 1994.
Published September 1, 1999 by Tor Books. 508 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Immensely prolific historical romancer Tarr, who recently mythicized Old Europe in Neolithic times (White Mare’s Daughter, 1998) and goddess lore in ancient Egypt (The Shepherd Kings, 1999), joins forces with Byzantine scholar Turtledove—a prolific historical (and alternate-historical) novelist p...

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Historical fantasists Tarr and Turtledove rework The Wizard of Oz in this absorbing new collaboration. Nicole Gunther-Perrin, their L.A. '90s version of Dorothy, is a 30-ish attorney trapped in a sing

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