Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Visit Venice in a wonderful new book!

Glassblower of Murano by Marina Fiorato

The Glassblower of Murano takes place in both the present and the past in alternating chapters. Switching between modern-day and seventeenth-century Venice, Fiorato’s novel is an intriguing mix of history, mystery, art, music, poetry, romance, and politics.English artist Leonora Manin is hired as an apprentice glassblower in Murano, an island near the mainland of Venice. Her story interweaves with that of her ancestor, master glassmaker Corradino Manin, and the intrigue that surrounds him. Only by finding out what happened many years ago will Leonora find happiness.This book will appeal to romantics, to historical fiction aficionados and anyone who just loves a good story well told. I highly recommend it!



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