Book ‘One for All’ by Lillie Lainoff

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“There are no limits to the will ― and the strength ― of this unique female hero.” ― Tamora Pierce, writer of the Song of the Lioness and the Protector of the Small quartets. One for All is a gender-bent retelling of The Three Musketeers, in which a girl with a chronic illness trains as a Musketeer and uncovers secrets, sisterhood, and self-love. Tania de Batz is most herself with a sword in her hand. Everyone thinks her near-constant dizziness makes her weak, nothing but “a sick girl.” But Tania wants to be strong, independent, a fencer like her father ― a former Musketeer and her greatest champion. Then Papa is brutally, mysteriously murdered. His dying wish? For Tania to attend finishing school. But L’Académie des Mariées, Tania realizes, is no finishing school…

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (March 8, 2022); Pages: 400 pages; ISBN-10: 0374314616; ISBN-13: 978-0374314613; ASIN:‎ B09T962QQL

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Author’s biography: Lillie Lainoff received her B.A. in English from Yale University, where she was a varsity fencer and one of the first physically disabled athletes to individually qualify for any NCAA Championship event. She has also won the 2019 LA Review Literary Award for Short Fiction, was a featured Rooted in Rights disability activist, and is the founder of Disabled Kidlit Writers on Facebook. She is currently an MA candidate in Creative Writing Prose Fiction at the University of East Anglia.