An Ignorance of Means – Jennifer Oakley Denslow

Poet Sharon Edge Martin, author of the Oklahoma Book Award nominee, Not A Prodigal, says “Every feminist history major should read this book.”

In 18th-century France, a woman had to make a marriage to make a life. When Catherine’s union to Robert Picard fails to produce the tender partnership she envisioned, she is launched on an odyssey that will take her from an infamous asylum to a world she never could have imagined.