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Author DeRoux, Margaux, author.

Title The lost diary of Venice : a novel / Margaux DeRoux.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Ballantine Books, [2020]
Location Call No. Status
 Naper Blvd. Adult Fiction  F DEROUX    DUE 11-27-23
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Description 328 pages ; 25 cm
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Diaries -- Fiction.
Palimpsests -- Fiction.
Bookbinding -- Repairing -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Secrecy -- Fiction.
Artists -- Fiction.
Venice (Italy) -- 16th century -- Fiction.
Connecticut -- Fiction.
Genre Historical fiction.
Romance fiction.
ISBN 9781984819482 (hbk. ; acid-free paper)
1984819488 (hbk. ; acid-free paper)
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