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Household Gods - Harry Turtledove, Judith Tarr
Household Gods
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Nicole Gunther-Perrin is a modern young professional, proud of her legal skills but weary of the daily grind, of childcare, and of sexist coworkers and her deadbeat ex-husband. Then after one exceptionally awful day, she awakens to find herself in a different life, that of a widowed tavernkeeper... show more
Nicole Gunther-Perrin is a modern young professional, proud of her legal skills but weary of the daily grind, of childcare, and of sexist coworkers and her deadbeat ex-husband. Then after one exceptionally awful day, she awakens to find herself in a different life, that of a widowed tavernkeeper on the Roman frontier around A.D. 170.Delighted at first, she quickly begins to realize that her new world is as complicated as her old one. Violence, dirt, adn pain are everywhere; slavery is commonplace, gladiators kill for sport, and drunkenness is taken for granted. Yet, somehow, people manage to face life everyday with humor and goodwill.No quitter, Nicole manages to adapt, despite endless worry about the fate of her children "back" in the twentieth century. Then plague sweeps through Carnuntum, followed by brutal war. Amidst pain and loss on a level she had never imagined, Nicole must find reserved of the sort of strength she had never known.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780812564662 (0812564669)
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
Pages no: 664
Edition language: English
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Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud rated it
2.0
Yuck. Sanctimonious self-righteous nineties divorced lawyer and mother of two has a bad day, gets sent back in time to the second century CE, has a bad life, comes back to the present all wise and everything, and is just as sanctimonious and self-righteous but now with "good" (for her, anyway) outco...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
3.0
This is a weak book in some areas. As in some time travel novels, Nicole accepts things a little too easily. What saved the book is watching Nicole grow. Despite her status as a single mom, she is almost unlikable at the beginning of the book. By the end she has grown as a character.
altheaann
altheaann rated it
Nicole Gunther-Perrin, a California lawyer and divorced mother of two, thinks her life is rough, what with on-the-job sexual harassment, an ex- who's late with his child support, and bratty kids.Somehow, she gets the pea-brained idea that life would have been better in the Roman Empire. Ah, for thos...
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