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Spinner, Stephanie
New York : A.A. Knopf, 2002.
ISBN 0375914897
Atalanta is a skilled archer and runner.  She can out shoot and outrun just about anyone in area.  Abandoned at birth, she has been raised by hunters and has learned her lessons well.  She believes that the goddess Artemis protected her and saved her life.  Now, Atalanta has devoted her life to serving the goddess.  When a group of strangers arrive to bring Atalanta to her father, she knows she must obey but doesn't want to go.  It turns out that her father is a king.  But what kind of king would leave his infant daughter in the woods to die?  The king is ill and doesn't have much time to live.  He also doesn't have a male heir.  He demands that Atalanta marry and produce a grandson to rule the kingdom.  But that is not in her plans.  She has vowed never to marry.  What will become of her?
SUBJECTS:     Atalanta (Greek mythology) -- Fiction.
                        Mythology, Greek -- Fiction.
                        Hunters -- Fiction.
                        Running races -- Fiction.
                        Sex role -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.


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