A year ago I told you about Anne Fortier’s Juliet—the story of a woman who goes to Siena in search of her inheritance, discovers she might be a descendant of the woman who inspired Shakespeare’s Juliet then embarks on a thrilling quest.
Trisha interviewed Fortier at Book Expo America last summer before her novel even came out. We loved Juliet and reviewed it in our September 2010 issue—then it went on to become a New York Times bestseller. (It makes us happy when the reading public agrees with our recommendations.)
This week, I learned some information about Fortier’s second novel, called The Sisterhood, which will weave together two different stories. One is of an “Oxford grad student’s search for the supposedly mythical Amazon warriors.” The other story is about “the historical quest of two sisters whose fight for independence in a world of marauding men takes them through ancient Europe and into the Battle of Troy.”
Wow. Amazonian research at Oxford + women fighting for independence in Ancient Europe and during the Trojan War. That sounds like quite a journey, and I can’t quite imagine how so much narrative will fit into one book—but I know Fortier can pull it off.
Does this sound like something you’d like to read? Did you enjoy Juliet?
Psst: The paperback of Juliet came out in late July, so pick it up now if you haven’t read it already!