"A sharply observed, intelligent
love story that is not only emotionally satisfying, but also psychologically
Based on true historical figures, The Queen of Cups is the fictionalized journals of Juliette, an enigmatic woman with a past she must hide, who marries the brilliant post-Civil War philosopher, Charles Peirce, a man plagued by devastatingly painful facial neuralgia, drug addiction, and manic depression, whose place in the pantheon of great American minds is lost to his illness.
From the gypsy camps of Russia, to glittering Paris and New York, to her final exile to obscurity in the countryside of Pennsylvania, Juliette's journey traces the life of an independent woman, who, betrayed by those she loves, finds her way forward by forging new identities. Through it all, she never loses her belief in the possibility of redemption, and in the power of love and loyalty.
©2009 Mina Samuels