1989 1st year edition; St. Martin's Press publishers, New York; hardbound in chestnut boards with "JM" embossed on cover and silver gilt lettering along spine; very good condition with unmarked pages; no dust jacket.
From her childhood in the grim slums of pre-Revolution Paris to uneasy refuge in the Pennsylvania countryside, Julienne, illegitimate daughter of a prostitute, lives a life of dramatic changes, adventures and tragedy. Following involvement with Queen Marie-Antoinette she flees to America. Her secret pledges lead her to Azilum in Pennsylvania, a community of exiles awaiting the arrival of their queen. Based on the history of the actual community of French Azilum.