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  • Writer's pictureSusan Edsall

Recommendation: The Passion - by Jeanette Winterson

Updated: Dec 4, 2019

The Passion - by Jeanette Winterson
The Passion - by Jeanette Winterson

The Passion - by Jeanette Winterson

Another book on my Sacred Texts Shelf. Running throughout the book is this phrase: “You play you win. You play you lose. You play.” Some day I am going to buy a Dremel tool and carve that into the top of my desk.

The book description from is: Set during the tumultuous years of the Napoleonic Wars, The Passion intertwines the destinies of two remarkable people: Henri, a simple French soldier, who follows Napoleon from glory to Russian ruin; and Villanelle, the red-haired, web-footed daughter of a Venetian boatman, whose husband has gambled away her heart. In Venice’s compound of carnival, chance, and darkness, the pair meets their singular destiny.

You can order The Passion from your local bookstore. If, inexplicably, you don't have a local bookstore, you can order it at Indiebound and Amazon - oh and Barnes and Nobel too.


About Susan Edsall

Writing is how I make my way through the thicket of what we’ve made of this planet we’re on. It takes me a long time and lots of words. Social media mystifies me. How do so many people have so much to say, so quickly, and with such resolute certainty? Read more about Susan >




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