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Household Gods


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Author: Tarr, Judith; Turtledove, Harry
Binding: Paperback
Cover Price: 7.99
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Publishing

Publisher: Tor Fantasy
Copyright Year: 1999
Publication Year: 2000
ISBN#: 0-8125-6466-9
LCCN#: 99039241
Pages: 672
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Classification

Genre: Alternative History
Series:
Series Number: 510
Condition: New
Read: ✓
Shelf: 16
Goodreads: Yes

Comments

Nicole Gunther-Perrin is a modern young professional, proud of her legal skills but weary of the daily grind, of childcare, and of sexist coworkers and her deadbeat ex-husband. Then after one exceptionally awful day, she awakens to find herself in a different life, that of a widowed tavern keeper on the Roman frontier around A.D. 170.

Delighted at first, she quickly begins to realize that her new world is as complicated as her old one. Violence, dirt, and pain are everywhere; slavery is commonplace, gladiators kill for sport, and drunkenness is taken for granted. Yet, somehow, people manage to face life everyday with humor and goodwill.

No quitter, Nicole manages to adapt, despite endless worry about the fate of her children "back" in the twentieth century. Then plague sweeps through Carnuntum, followed by brutal war. Amidst pain and loss on a level she had never imagined, Nicole must find reserved of the sort of strength she had never known.