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review The Impossible Girl 103 ☆ 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 she’s carved out a niche procuring bodies afflicLegend among grave robbers and anatomists sought after as an endangered prizeNow 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 she’s fallen for Because someone has no intention of waiting for Cora to die a natural deat. A heart doesn't have to stop beating to be dead UnknownLydia 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 Cuttercast 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 dual cultures and something that will transcend all culturesborn with dual heartsSeptember of 1850 finds this strange child grown into a young woman living in New York City The unsuspecting brownstone in which she resides provides a refuge for Cora and her maid Leah who keeps a watchful eye on her 1850 is a time of a wide spreading cholera epidemic in the city in which anatomy professors and anatomical museums will pay a mighty price for specimens Prevention of these diseases is at the core of dead body procurement However what brings in a higher bounty are those bodies that bear anatomical abnormalities Those bodies usually are earmarked for the Grand Anatomical Museum and are in high demandTime place and circumstance present themselves ideally for a new line of work for Cora as a resurrectionist Since it is highly unusual for a woman to be successful in that most dastardly of professions Cora dresses in the costume of a male at nighther twin brother now known as Jacob Once again duality is front row and center in this novel But Cora becomes suspicious when these newly procured bodies seem to have been victims of murder instead Will the highly guarded secret of her unusual internal organs place her in dire straights as wellLydia Kang is known for her creative and high interest storylines I would suggest that you check out Beautiful Poison by this author as well Her Author's Notes at the end of the novel are filled with curious tidbits of actual historical situations dealing with resurrectionists of the time period As always Kang has done her homework and its apparent in the presentation of The Impossible Girl She even includes Dr Elizabeth Blackwell first woman physician in a particularly interesting thread The Impossible Girl may just open the door on a future story involving the most unusual Cora Cutter Hope you're hearing that loud and clear Lydia KangI received a copy of The Impossible Girl through NetGalley for an honest review My thanks to Lake Union Publishing and to the talented Lydia Kang for the opportunity

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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 she’s carved out a niche procuri. WOW This book had me hooked than any other I've read in a long whileIt 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 and institutions will pay a higher price for those bodies She has compiled a watch list of people that suffer from these afflictions and watches them from afar waiting for them to pop off from their mortal coil attending their funerals and later that night returning to the gravesite to dig them up However people from her own watch list have started disappearing or dying of unnatural causes before their timeThen one day Cora receives a wish list from one of the buyers it's a list of desirable traits in a body and the prices to be paid for them Cora's isn't the only team to receive this list and it includes among other things a girl with two hearts There has been a bit of a legend around body snatchers that such a girl exists but nobody knows for sure Nobody except Cora for Cora's closely guarded secret is that she is that girl the girl with two heartsI found myself racing through this book having to find out what happens to Cora as those that mean her harm get closer to discovering her secret and how she would thwart them Lydia Kang has crafted an unputdownable novel full of intrigue and suspense It's well researched I am now enlightened on many matters of grave robbing and human anatomy and gives a good inkling of the lifestyle of our characters at the time the novel is set in I highly recommend this book to all lovers of mystery intrigue and suspenseMy thanks to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for an ARC in exchange for an honest review

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The Impossible GirlNg bodies afflicted with the strangest of anomalies Anatomists will pay exorbitant sums for such specimens dissecting and displaying them for the eager publicCora’s specialty is not only profitable it’s a means to keep a finger on the pulse of those searching for her She’s the girl born with two hearts a. Looking for something a bit darker to read for the fall season How about some grave robbing and human anomalies The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang just might be that book you are searching for then A historical fiction tale with a bit of mystery this one is certainly fitting for the time of yearIn 1830 Charlotte and her maid Leah were helping a young mother with the birth of her baby as the family wanted nothing to do with her or the out of wedlock child she carried After the baby was born however the mother suffered some complications so a doctor was called but it was too late to save her While there the doctor examined the baby and found she was born with two hearts and suggested she become a specimen for testing in which Charlotte of course was immediately offendedBy 1850 that baby had grown into a young woman named Cora who had come to know she had to remain hidden Charlotte was now gone but she had done her best raising Cora by pretending until her teen years she had been a boy to hide from the rumors of the girl with two hearts Now Cora has gone into the business of procuring corpses with anomalies to sell for medical studies to keep an inside eye on the business and whether or not anyone still believed the rumors of her own birthThe Impossible Girl had a bit of everything wrapped into it really You get transported back to the mid 1800’s during a time when the medical field was full on learning how to treat patients and a time of the side show spectacles There’s danger and murders which brings in action to the story a splash of romance and the touch of just plain creepiness thinking of trolling the graves Wrap all of it together with one tough as nails main character making her way in a man’s world as she dodges threats from all angles and this one definitely would be one I’d recommend checking outI received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalleyFor reviews please visit