Between the Covers on 07/29/10
Host Emily Young speaks with Barbara Pope about her second mystery novel "The Blood of Lorraine." The story takes place in the wake of the Dreyfus Affair, when the murder of two Jews in Nancy reveals the darker side of human nature. Magistrate Bernard Martin has moved to the town of Nancy in Lorraine, France, along with his pregnant wife Clarie, who is as fervent about Republican ideals as her husband. They are not in Nancy long when an infant boy is found dead, his tiny body mutilated. The wet nurse and mother say that this was a case of “ritual sacrifice” by a “wandering tinker,” or Jew.
Barbara Pope has taught history and women’s studies in places as diverse as Hungary, Tuscany, the University of New Mexico, and Harvard Divinity School. Her longest stint was at the University of Oregon, where she was the founding director of women’s studies.
Barbara resides in Eugene, Oregon, where she is actively pursing a second career as a novelist.