Two hearts. Twice as vulnerable.Manhattan, 1850. Born out of wedlock to a wealthy socialite and a nameless immigrant, Cora Lee can mingle with the rich just as easily as she can slip unnoticed into the slums and graveyards of the city. As the only female resurrectionist in New York, shes carved out a niche procuring bodies afflicted with the strangest of anomalies. Anatomists will pay exorbitant sums for such specimensdissecting and displaying them for the eager public.Coras specialty is not only profitable, its a means to keep a finger on the pulse of those searching for her. Shes the girl born with two heartsa legend among grave robbers and anatomistssought after as an endangered prize.Now, as a series of murders unfolds closer and closer to Cora, she can no longer trust those she holds dear, including the young medical student shes fallen for. Because someone has no intention of waiting for Cora to die a natural death....
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The Impossible Girl Reviews
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The Impossible Girl is the story of Cora, who was born with two hearts. As a resurrectionist procuring bodies with strange anomalies to anatomists she takes us on a mysterious and weird journey through 1850s New York, all the while being the one medical sensation who tops all others and is sought after like a legend.
I truely enjoyed this, Cora is a fascinating protagonist and the story's theme is equally fas ...more
Thank you so much Lake Union Publishing for this gorgeous, free copy of THE IMPOSSIBLE GIRL by Lydia Kang - all opinions are my own.
This is an intriguing, macabre novel with an original plot, strangeness, intrigue, and yes, grave robbing. Set in the mid-1800s, we follow Cora, the girl with two hearts, who is the only female resurrectionist in New York. She exhumes recently buried bodies to sell to the highest bidder, usually the Grand Anatomical Museum as they seek the most unusual abnormalities ...more
Wow! Finally, an original idea for a story that is executed perfectly. Lydia Kang is a helluva writer! Her prose is beautiful but it also flows well from page-to-page, making it an absolute pleasure to read. I would describe this as an historical medical mystery in terms of genre, it sort of defies categorisation, mainly because it is such a unique book. I thought the medical elements of the plot were authentic, detailed and realistic, and after discovering Kang is actually a doctor, I realised ...more
"A heart doesn't have to stop beating to be dead." (Unknown)
Lydia Kang invites us into a small, ramshackled house on Long Island. It's January of 1830 and the frigid winter winds almost forecast the future existence of the tiny child born this day. Her mother is of the high societal name of Cutter.....cast out by her own family in shame. Her father is unknown. But rumors avail themselves to perhaps an Asian man working on the docks. The time period's ill-fated child will present herself with dua ...more
“Anatomy is the equalizer, isn’t it? Shows we’re all just clay and water, in the end, no matter if you’re highborn or not.”
New York. About 1850. A peculiar girl. A peculiar work. A peculiar world.
As the darkness descended, Broadway became a bright, jeweled marvel, form the colored lanterns hanging on the edge of the carries, to the gaslights flickering to life.
Let's start with the setting.
I've never read a book set in New York in the 1800s. It was a breath of fresh air. No more Victorian Engl ...more
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Manhattan, 1850. Born out of wedlock to a wealthy socialite and a nameless immigrant, Cora Lee is born with two hearts. Now, her life is in danger and she must find the person who is killing people with strange anomalies and selling their bodies for a profit.
Great gothic story. The writing flowed nicely and the story was interesting to read. Great imagery of 1800's medical practices and the murky city streets of New York.
I received a copy from Lake Union Publishing through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Cora Lee is one of the top resurrectionists in New York. Anatomists are desperate for cadavers and are willing to pay a pretty penny for the newly dead. Living a double life, she scouts her latest specimens as Cora by day and digs their bodies up by night as her identical twin brother, Jacob. There’s more to her profitable job than just money. Cora has a secret: she was born with two hearts. She wants ...more
WOW! This book had me more hooked than any other I've read in a long while!
It is a brilliant, original novel that looks into grave robbing and body snatchers in the mid 1800s. It follows the story of Cora, the only female resurrectionist in New York, as she and her team dig up recently buried bodies and sell them to the highest bidder. Cora has built a network of doctors who tell her of unusual cases among their patients, for Cora specialises in those that are afflicted with anatomical anomalies ...more