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The turquoise

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A novel of a girl's journey from an orphaned childhood in New Mexico to an opulent life in Gilded Age New York, by the author of Avalon . In 1850, as her mother lay dying and a priest stood by, Santa Fe Cameron was named by her Scottish father after the town in which she had just been born. At seven years old, she would also lose her father. Shortly thereafter, a Navajo shaman recognized psychic power in the orphan girl, and gave her a turquoise pendant as a keepsake. This turquoise, the Indian symbol of the spirit, will dominate her life--even after she leaves the simple beauty of her native New Mexico to search for happiness in the glamorous New York of the 1870s. For "Fey," life is made up of violent contrasts: the rough wagon that brings her East and the scented carriages waiting before her own Fifth Avenue mansion; the glittering world of the Astors and a dreary cell in the Tombs. Filled with color, excitement, and rich period detail, and starring an unforgettable heroine, this is a stirring historical saga from the author of Katherine , Foxfire , and many other novels. "Seton, at her best, has a gaudy vitality all her own, and a sure sense of theatre. This reader for one enjoyed The Turquoise enormously." -- The New York Times "With accurate historical background, Anya Seton has constructed a touchingly tragic story of a girl who tried so hard to find happiness that she lost everything in her search. The life of Santa Fe Cameron lingers long in memory." -- Springfield Republican
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subject_facetCharms -- Fiction
Electronic books
Fantasy fiction
Historical fiction
Pendants (Jewelry) -- Fiction
Psychic ability -- Fiction
United States -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction
Young women -- Fiction
title_displayThe turquoise
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The turquoise [electronic resource] / Anya Seton
title_shortThe turquoise
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Electronic books
Pendants (Jewelry)
Psychic ability
Social life and customs
Young women