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Where the Light Enters

by Sara Donati

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Where the Light Enters by Sara Donati
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    Sep 2019, 672 pages
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    Aug 11, 2020, 672 pages

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Having returned to New York, Dr. Sophie Savard and her cousin, fellow physician Anna, advise police on a murder case in this gripping historical drama.

In this thrilling follow-up to The Gilded Hour, doctors Sophie and Anna Savard take on a baffling murder case that leads them into the seedy underworld of 19th century New York. Dr. Sophie Savard has just returned from Europe after the death of her husband and is eager to continue her practice as an obstetrician in Manhattan. The year is 1884, and although great strides have been made in science and industry, the women's rights movement has yet to gain momentum. Basic healthcare needs unique to women, such as birth control (condoms and diaphragms were in use by this time, as well as an early version of the IUD) and gynecological exams, are not widely available, which is why both Sophie and her cousin Anna dedicate themselves to helping society's forgotten citizens. So when the mysterious murder of a young woman is brought to their attention, they can't refuse the chance to be consultants...

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