Blindspot by Jane Kamensky audiobook

Blindspot: By a Gentleman in Exile and a Lady in Disguise

By Jane Kamensky and Jill Lepore
Read by John Lee and Cassandra Campbell

Blackstone Publishing
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Set in boisterous Boston on the eve of the American Revolution, Blindspot is at once fiction and history, mystery and love story, tragedy and farce. Peopled not only with the celebrated Sons of Liberty but also with revolutionary Boston’s unsung inhabitants, it tells the story of Scottish painter Stewart Jameson and his spirited apprentice, Fanny Easton, a fallen woman who has disguised herself as a boy, Francis Weston. When Boston’s revolutionary leader, Samuel Bradstreet, dies suddenly on the day Jameson was to paint his portrait, Bradstreet’s slaves are accused of murder. Jameson, Weston, and the brilliant doctor Ignatius Alexander set out to determine the truth. What they discover turns topsy-turvy everything you thought you knew about the Founding Fathers.

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Summary

Summary

Selected for the December 2008 Indie Next List

Set in boisterous Boston on the eve of the American Revolution, Blindspot is at once fiction and history, mystery and love story, tragedy and farce. Peopled not only with the celebrated Sons of Liberty but also with revolutionary Boston’s unsung inhabitants, it tells the story of Scottish painter Stewart Jameson and his spirited apprentice, Fanny Easton, a fallen woman who has disguised herself as a boy, Francis Weston.

When Boston’s revolutionary leader, Samuel Bradstreet, dies suddenly on the day Jameson was to paint his portrait, Bradstreet’s slaves are accused of murder. Jameson, Weston, and the brilliant doctor Ignatius Alexander set out to determine the truth. What they discover turns topsy-turvy everything you thought you knew about the Founding Fathers.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An erudite and entertaining recreation of colonial America on the brink of theRevolution.” New York Times Book Review
“A lusty romance, a murder mystery, and a bit of Americana, all rolled into one big, fat historical romp. Lepore and Kamensky have recreated a fascinating world and brought history hotly alive.” San Francisco Chronicle
“Thrilling, salty, swashbuckling...this inspired page-turner will have readers pondering who will play the leads in the movie.” Star-Ledger
“John Lee and Cassandra Campbell are delightful in this witty historical novel, chock full of well-researched and amusing tidbits of life in eighteenth-century Boston…Lee has Jamie’s raffish attitude and moral dilemma down pat, and Campbell nicely captures Fanny’s predicament as she struggles to remember that she’s a boy. Authors Kamensky and Lepore, both historians, offer clever conversations and situations involving politics, growing unrest in the Colonies, slavery, women’s rights, romance, and even murder. Lee and Campbell keep things light and entertaining.” AudioFile
“If you ever thought of the eighteenth century as stuffy, you were wrong. Jane Kamensky and Jill Lepore have brought the era to life with their first collaborative novel, Blindspot. Through their engaging tale, we’re treated to a brand-new vision of life and literature in the years leading up to the American Revolution…The book is a combination picaresque and early American novel that’s original but historically credible, complete with real news postings and letters, and even characters that are tracings of historical figures. The result is so authentic the book seems to breathe. Blindspot is full of beautiful narrative and wonderfully quotable lines…But make no mistake: it also has plenty of, er, action.” Bookpage

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Author

Author Bio: Jane Kamensky

Author Bio: Jane Kamensky

Jane Kamensky is a professor of American history and chair of the History Department at Brandeis University. She is the author of The Exchange Artist and Governing the Tongue, among other books. Her scholarship has been supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She is currently writing a biography of the eighteenth-century American portrait painter, Gilbert Stuart. She lives in Cambridge,Massachusetts, with her husband and two sons.

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Author Bio: Jill Lepore

Author Bio: Jill Lepore

Jill Lepore, a New York Times bestselling author, is the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard University and a staff writer at the New Yorker. Her many books include New York Burning, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; The Name of War, winner of the Bancroft Prize; The Mansion of Happiness, short-listed for the 2013 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction; and Book of Ages, a finalist for the National Book Award.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 18.44
Audience: Adult
Language: English