The lost diary of Venice
    (2020)

    Fiction

    Book

    Call Numbers:
    NEW FICTION/DEROUX,M
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PUBLISHED
New York, N.Y. : Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, [2020]
©2020
EDITION
First edition
DESCRIPTION
328 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN/ISSN
9781984819482, 1984819488 :, 1984819488, 9781984819482
LANGUAGE
English
NOTES

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