POPE JOAN

By DonnaWoolfolk Cross
BroadwayJune 2009
www.crownpublishing.com

Trade Paperback432 pages, $16.00, ISBN: 9780307452368
Subject: Women’s Issues/Women’s Lives/Women’s Studies/History/Personal Challenges/Personal Triumphs/Identity/ Cultural and World Issues

For more than a millennium, her existence has been hidden and denied. But hers is the legend that will not die—Pope Joan, the woman who, disguised as a man, rose to rule Christianity in the ninth century as the one and only woman ever to sit on the Throne of St. Peter.

In this stirring international bestseller, Donna Woolfolk Cross brings the Dark Ages to life in all their brutal splendor, and shares the dramatic story of a woman who struggles against restrictions her soul cannot accept—a woman whose courage makes her a heroine for every age.

Soon to be a major motion picture.

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