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Carol Edgarian

Biography

Carol Edgarian

Carol Edgarian is the author of the New York Times bestseller THREE STAGES OF AMAZEMENT and the international bestseller RISE THE EUPHRATES, winner of the ANC Freedom Prize. Her articles and essays have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, NPR and W, among many others. She is cofounder and editor of Narrative, a digital publisher of fiction, poetry and art, and Narrative in the Schools, which provides free libraries and writing resources to teachers and students around the world. Edgarian lives with her family in San Francisco.

Carol Edgarian

Books by Carol Edgarian

by Carol Edgarian - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Vera Johnson is the uncommonly resourceful 15-year-old illegitimate daughter of Rose, the notorious proprietor of San Francisco’s most legendary bordello and ally to the city’s corrupt politicians. Vera has grown up straddling two worlds --- the madam’s alluring sphere, replete with tickets to the opera, surly henchmen and scant morality, and the violent, debt-ridden domestic life of the family paid to raise her. On the morning of the great quake, Vera’s worlds collide. As the shattered city burns and looters vie with the injured, orphaned and starving, Vera and her guileless sister, Pie, are cast adrift. Vera disregards societal norms and prejudices and begins to imagine a new kind of life.