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Allentown Public Library DE ROUX, MARGAUX (Text) 34455006701854 New Adult Fiction Checked Out 08/13/2020

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  • ISBN: 9781984819482
  • ISBN: 1984819488
  • Physical Description: 328 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2020.

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In the wake of her father's death, Rose Newlin finds solace in her work as a book restorer. Then, one rainy Connecticut afternoon, a struggling painter appears at her door. William Lomazzo brings with him a sixteenth-century treatise on art, which Rose quickly identifies as a palimpsest: a document written over a hidden diary that had purposely been scraped away. Yet the restoration sparks an unforeseen challenge when William--a married man--and Rose experience an instant, unspoken attraction. Five centuries earlier, Renaissance-era Venetians find themselves at the mercy of an encroaching Ottoman fleet preparing for a bloody war. Giovanni Lomazzo, a portrait artist grappling with tragedy, discovers that his vision is fading with each passing day. Facing the possibility of a completely dark world, Gio begins to document his every encounter, including what may be his final artistic feat: a commission to paint the enchanting courtesan of one of Venice's most powerful military commanders. Soon, however, Gio finds himself enraptured by a magnificent forbidden love. Spellbound by Gio's revelations, Rose and William are soon forced to confront the reality of their own mystifying connection.
Subject: Artists > Fiction.
Books > Conservation and restoration > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Venice (Italy) > History > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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