"A master of the story form" (The New York Times) offers a fresh, revealing portrait of the legendary saint
Celebrated novelist Mary Gordon brings Joan of Arc alive as a complex figure full of contradictions and desires, as well as spiritual devotion. A humble peasant girl, Joan transformed herself into the legendary Maid of Orl�ans, knight, martyr, and saint. Following the voice of God, she led an army to victory and crowned the king of France, only to be captured and burned at the stake as a heretic--all by the age of nineteen. Gordon does more than tell this gripping story--she explores Joan's mystery and the many facets of her inspiring life.