The lost diary of Venice : a novel

The lost diary of Venice : a novel

DeRoux, Margaux, author.


1st ed.

Physical Description
328 pages ; 25 cm.

Subject Term
Artists -- Fiction.
Books -- Conservation and restoration -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.

Geographic Term
Venice (Italy) -- History -- Fiction.

Historical fiction.

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.

LibraryMaterial TypeCall NumberItem AvailableCopiesStatus
Hardwood Creek Library (Forest Lake)BookFICTION DER01Checked Out
R.H. Stafford Library (Woodbury)BookFICTION DER11Fiction Collection
Stillwater Public LibraryBookFICTION DER11Fiction Collection
Wildwood Library (Mahtomedi)BookFICTION DER11Fiction Collection