The Book of Madness and Cures

Regina OMelveny

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A brilliant debut about a woman doctor in Renaissance Venice, forced to cross Europe in search of her father. Gabriella Mondini is a rarity in 16th century Venice: a woman who practices medicine. Her father, a renowned physician, has provided her entrée to this all-male profession, and inspired her at every turn. Then her father disappears and Gabriella faces a crisis: she is no longer permitted to treat her patients without her father's patronage. She sets out across Europe to find where-and why-he has gone. Following clues from his occasional enigmatic letters, Gabriella crosses border after border, probing the mystery of her father's flight, and opening new mysteries of her own. Not just mysteries of ailments and treatments, but ultimate mysteries of mortality, love, and the timeless human spirit.Filled with medical lore and sensuous, vivid details of Renaissance life, THE BOOK OF MADNESS AND CURES is an intoxicating and unforgettable debut.

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Format
Paperback
ISBN-13
9780316195812
Language
English
Manufacturer/Publisher
Little Brown and Company
Author(s)/editor(s)
Regina OMelveny
Release date
2013-06-18
Brand
n/a
Product Identifiers
Walmart Item #
30731905
UPC
978031619581
SKU
10227387

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