Described by the Boston Globe as "Meticulously researched and richly detailed..." Michelle Moran's novel of ancient Egypt should be exciting! Nefertiti is almost as widely a known name as Cleopatra, and in this fictionalized version of events, I plan to find out why!
While reading this, be sure to find your copy of The Search for Nefertiti by Dr. Joann Fletcher as we will be reading that directly after the novel to see what modern anthropologists have to say about the great woman and the mystery surrounding her disappearance from historical records after a particular date. Did she die? Did she become pharaoh, masked by another name? Did she simply fall out of favor of Akhenaten?
Also, if you enjoy this book/ this pairing of books, please look into our Egypt Books thread. There's a lot going on in there!
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