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Venus in Winter - a book by Grobel, Lawrence

Venus in Winter

Venus in Winter( )
Author: Grobel, Lawrence
Bagwell, Gillian
Foreword by: Michener, James A.
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $16.00
Book Description:

The author of The September Queen explores Tudor England with the tale of Bess of Hardwick—the formidable four-time widowed Tudor dynast who became one of the most powerful women in the history of England.   On her twelfth birthday, Bess of Hardwick receives the news that she is to be a waiting gentlewoman in the household of Lady Zouche. Armed with nothing but her razor-sharp wit and fetching looks, Bess is terrified of leaving home. But as her...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Literary
Literary Criticism / American / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.33 x 7.94 x 0.95 Inches
Book Weight:0.737 Pounds
Author Biography
Grobel, Lawrence (Author)
James A. Michener, 1907 - 1997 James Albert Michener was born on February 3, 1907 in Doylestown, Pa. He earned an A.B. from Swarthmore College, an A.M. from Colorado State College of Education, and an M.A. from Harvard University. He taught for many years and was an editor for Macmillan Publishing Company. His first book, "Tales of the South Pacific," derived from Michener's service in the Pacific in World War II, won the 1947 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and was the basis for the Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical South Pacific, which won the 1950 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Michener completed close to 40 novels. Some other epic works include "Hawaii," "Centennial," "Space," and "Caribbean." He also wrote a significant amount of nonfiction including his autobiography "The World Is My Home."

Among his many other honors, James Michener received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977. He was married to Patti Koon in 1935; they divorced in 1948. He married Vange Nord in 1948 (divorced 1955) and Mari Yoriko Sabusawa in 1955 (deceased 1994). He died in 1997 in Austin, Texas.


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