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Penelope's Daughter was one phenomenal book and I highly recommend it!
The characters that were very much marginalized in The Odyssey and even non-existent characters were fully fleshed out in the pages of Penelope's Daughter.
Ms. Corona writes with beauty and passion, masterfully transporting readers to another time.
Though the first section of the book dealing with Xanthe's childhood is slow, lacking in dramatic drive, the book picks up with Book II. Read morePublished 4 months ago by CA Book Lover
What if Penelope the wife of Odysseus aka Ulysses from Homer's epic The Odyssey also had a daughter that was born after her father left to fight in the Trojan war? Read morePublished 5 months ago by E. B. MULLIGAN
You may know the story of Odysseus and the Trojan War, but do you know about his pregnant teenage bride, Penelope, and 1 year old son that he left behind for 10 years. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Lynn Strain
Great story! Wonderful to have a back door look at the Odussey. The character development really enriches the story and draws us close to characters that previously just seemed... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Mariana Beecher
Corona weaves a masterful story. The book is written from a feminist perspective, adding a refreshing twist with which readers can connect and empathize. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Heidib
I confess: I'm a junky for books that retell the story of the Trojan War, the Odyssey, and/or Helen of Troy. My favorites? Read morePublished 19 months ago by Smoky Zeidel
I chose this rating because it's ok as a read for anyone who does not know any of the (various) original versions of Penelope and her husband Odysseus. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Maria Cebotari
Penelope's Daughter takes place at the time of the Trojan War yet the book sounds surprisingly modern. Ms. Corona pens a spellbinding story about the women who are left behind. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Dina
I read this book for my book club. It is a book I probably would not have picked up to read otherwise. However, Penelope's Daughter was a very enjoyable read. Read morePublished on November 13, 2012 by JoanAlos