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Chamberlin, Ann

Overview
Works: 27 works in 106 publications in 4 languages and 2,696 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Historical fiction  Fantasy fiction  Science fiction  Religious fiction  Romance fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Illustrator
Classifications: PS3553.H2499, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ann Chamberlin
The Merlin of St. Gilles' well by Ann Chamberlin( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and German and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opening volume in a trilogy on Joan of Arc who is portrayed as a pagan. The setting is 15th century France, where pagans survive in a sea of Christianity. One of them, a boy in training to be a magician, predicts her coming
The Merlin of the Oak Wood by Ann Chamberlin( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and German and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The year is 1425. France lies in bloody fragments, torn apart by decades of warfare between Frenchmen, Burgundians, and the hated English. Gilles de Rais is a loyal soldier in the service of the Dauphin, driven by dreams of chivalry and sacred honor. But even Gilles has begun to despair, unable to stomach the ceaseless bloodshed. Merlin's ancient prophecy foretells that a Maid will come who will unite the kingdom and heal the Land, but Gilles cannot bear to wait much longer."--Jacket
A history of women's seclusion in the Middle East : the veil in the looking glass by Ann Chamberlin( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Turkish and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A History of Women's Seclusion in the Middle East: The Veil in the Looking Glass is a critical interdisciplinary examination of the practice of seclusion of women throughout the Middle East from its beginnings. This challenging exploration discusses the reasons that seclusion may not be as oppressive as is generally accepted, and, in fact, may be an empowering force for women in both the West and East. Readers are taken on a controversial, belief-bending journey deep into the origins and diverse aspects of female seclusion to find solid evidence of its surprising use as a defense against monolithic cultural exploitation." "Internationally acclaimed author Ann Chamberlin uses her extensive knowledge of Middle Eastern culture, language, and even archeology to provide a convincing assertion challenging the Western view that seclusion was and is a result of women's oppression. A History of Women's Seclusion in the Middle East goes beyond standard feminist rhetoric to put forth shocking notions on the real reasons behind women's seclusion and how it has been used to counteract cultural exploitation. The book reviews written evidence, domestic and sacred architecture, evolution, biology, the clan, the environment for seclusion, trade, capital and land, slavery, honor, and various other aspects in a powerful feminist argument that seclusion is actually a valuable empowering force of protection from the influence of today's society. The text includes black and white figures with useful descriptions to illustrate and enhance reader understanding of concepts."--Jacket
Sofia by Ann Chamberlin( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and Turkish and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 16th Century, a 14-year-old Christian noblewoman from the City of Venice is captured by Turkish pirates and sold into slavery. With time she becomes a concubine in the sultan's harem and begins her rise to power. By the author of Tamar
The reign of the favored women by Ann Chamberlin( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and Turkish and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A historical novel on a power struggle between two women in the harem of Sultan Murad of Turkey. They are Safiye, mother of the sultan's only son, and Nur Banu, the sultan's mother and official head of the harem. Each has her own political agenda and on the outcome of the conflict depends the future of the Ottoman Empire. By the author of The Sultan's Daughter
Leaving Eden by Ann Chamberlin( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A feminist novel portraying Adam of the Bible as a traitor who rejected the female goddess of his clan for a male god. As for Eve, she is too stupid to realize she is destroying her own. Narrated by Na'amah, Adam's daughter by his first wife, Lilith. By the author of The Reign of the Favored Women
Tamar by Ann Chamberlin( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biblical tale featuring Tamar, stepdaughter of King David of Jerusalem. The daughter of a high priestess of the Kingdom of Geshur, herself destined to be a priestess, the novel chronicles how she adjusts to a society which allows for only one god
The Sultan's daughter by Ann Chamberlin( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in Turkish and English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of platonic love between a eunuch and his mistress in 1560s Constantinople. She is Esmikhan, the granddaughter of the sultan. He is a captured sailor from the City of Venice and her slave, protecting her from court intrigues. One day he forgoes freedom to save her life. By the author of Tamar
Gloria : the Merlin and the saint by Ann Chamberlin( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the role of Joan of Arc in the ancient prophecies of Merlin and her mastery of the ancient pagan religion of Europe
The woman at the well by Ann Chamberlin( Book )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in Turkish and English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the early years of Islam, three lives braid together. Khalid ibn al-Walīd never lost a battle, either fighting against the Prophet Muhammad or for him. 'Women no longer give birth to the likes of Khalid, ' the Prophet said. In old age, the general dictates his memoirs to a eunuch scribe, with a new perspective to all the blood he shed. In the desert oasis of Tadmor, twelve-year-old Rayah comes of age, accepting her new religion and her own power. And on the third floor of the house in Tadmor, a woman with blue eyes hides her past in the safety of a harem--which cannot remain secluded forever. For she and her mothers led the tribes of the desert on sacred camels--and with the help of beings of fire and smoke, the jinn."--Jacket
The sword of God by Ann Chamberlin( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of Wizzy by Ann Chamberlin( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighteen-year-old Brittany Bingham is working as a housekeeper for posh condominiums in Park City when she discovers a body in a hot tub. Dead. Brittany's parents are serving an LDS mission in Southern California. Whom should she call? Why, her aunt Helen Snow, of course. But Helen has her own problems. She's still mourning the loss of a daughter with Down syndrome who died fifteen years ago at age three. Though Wizzy's sweet, angelic spirit visits her every day, no one understands that she's the source of her inspiration, just as no one can know Helen's celestial marriage is on the rocks. Should Helen accept her bishop's call to be Relief Society president and tune out everything else, even Wizzy? Or should she respond to Brittany and learn how handsome Dave Jaramillo died? Are yams appropriate in a compassionate service casserole? Who will kidnap the dog Horehound? And forget about the sins of tea and coffee. Who drank the kombucha?
Snakesleeper by Ann Chamberlin( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The virgin and the tower by Ann Chamberlin( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Erbe des Eremiten : Roman by Ann Chamberlin( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sword and the well by Ann Chamberlin( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Safiye sultan by Ann Chamberlin( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in Turkish and Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dumpling by Ann Chamberlin( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sofija i tajny garema by Ann Chamberlin( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Russian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The Merlin of St. Gilles' well
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The Merlin of the Oak WoodA history of women's seclusion in the Middle East : the veil in the looking glassSofiaThe reign of the favored womenLeaving EdenTamarThe Sultan's daughterGloria : the Merlin and the saintSnakesleeper
Alternative Names
Ann Chamberlin American writer

Ann Chamberlin écrivaine américaine

Languages
English (66)

Turkish (26)

German (4)

Russian (1)