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The Madness Blooms

The Madness Blooms

by Mackenzi Lee
CD-Audio
Publication Date: 04/02/2020
 

Love is a fever.

Holland, 1637. Lena Schoon is an orphan, sold to the owner of a flower shop, along with her older brother, Bas. When Lena and Bas's master dies, Bas inherits the flower shop at the height of Tulip Mania, a time when single tulip bulbs were being sold for prices equivalent to that of Amsterdam's finest houses.

Along with the shop come debts that threaten to uproot the siblings, leaving them without a home or a trade. In desperation, Lena hatches a plan to dress as a man and attempt to sell a fake Semper Augustus bulb, the rarest and most valuable tulip of the time, to the one merchant in town with the money to pay for it.

But when Lena meets the merchant's daughter Elsje, she is smitten. And her plan to save her shop and her home is suddenly challenged, both by her heart putting down its roots, and also by questions about her own identity that emerge the longer she lives as a man...

Mackenzi Lee's The Madness Blooms is perfect for the teen and adult fans of Jessie Burton (The Miniaturist), Tracy Chevalier (Girl with a Pearl Earing), Sarah Waters (Tipping the Velvet), and Ruta Sepetys (Salt to the Sea).

Praise for The Madness Blooms:

"The Madness Blooms is a lush, visionary novel that will break your heart and then heal it right up. Exquisite writing, a thrilling con, and my favorite YA hero in ages--Mackenzi Lee has done it again." -- Brittany Cavallaro, New York Times bestselling author of A Study in Charlotte

ISBN:
9781250260918
9781250260918
Category:
Uncategorized
Format:
CD-Audio
Publication Date:
04-02-2020
Language:
English
Publisher:
MacMillan Audio
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
28.19x28.19mm
Weight:
0.01kg
Mackenzi Lee

Mackenzi Lee holds a BA in history and an MFA from Simmons College in writing for children and young adults. Her short fiction and nonfiction has appeared in Atlas Obscura, the Boston Globe, Crixeo, and the Newport Review, among others.

Her debut novel, This Monstrous Thing, won the PEN New England-Susan P. Bloom Children’s Book Discovery Award. Her second book, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, was a New York Times bestseller and an ABA bestseller, earned five starred reviews, was a #1 Indie Next Pick, and received a 2018 Stonewall Book Award Honor and a New England Book Award.

She loves Diet Coke, sweater weather, and Star Wars. On a perfect day, she can be found enjoying all three. She currently calls Boston home, where she works as an independent bookstore manager and pets every dog she meets.

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