Renaissance

Quattrocento

By James McKean - Published 2002

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Time-slip

Matt O’Brien works for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. When we meet him, he is restoring an old Italian painting that he ...Read Review

The Painter’s Daughter

By Carolyn Street LaFond - Published 2001

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Biographical Fiction

Alessandra Lippi is the beautiful daughter of the infamous painter Fra Lippo Lippi. Her story begins in 1467, as she tells of her first ...Read Review

The Food Taster

By Peter Elbling (trans.) - Published 2002

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This work is purported to be the innovative, sassy memoir of Ugo Difonte, a food taster in 16th century Italy. Ugo, unwillingly pushed ...Read Review

Thief Of Souls

By Ann Benson - Published 2002

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Time-slip

Benson has made a name for herself juxtaposing the medieval and the modern (Plague Tales, for instance) and here, again, she proves that ...Read Review

Fire, Burn!

By Mallory Dorn Hart - Published 2002

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Time-slip

France in the sixteenth century represents a turbulent struggle for power between Charles de Bourbon and Francis I. Charles desperately needs funds to ...Read Review

The Family

By Carol Gino - By Mario Puzo - Published 2001

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Biographical Fiction

The title of this novel evokes The Godfather both as a marketing device and an indication of the tone to be taken. This ...Read Review

The Day Laid on the Altar

By Adria Bernardi - Published 2001

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Biographical FictionLiterary

Three artists weave the fabric of sixteenth century Italian artistic life in Bernardi’s intriguing novel: Bartolomeo, a peasant farmer who collects shards ...Read Review

To Ruin a Queen

By Fiona Buckley - Published 2000

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Adventure

Fiona Buckley draws the reader into the story with her lively and fluid first-person narration: “The journey that took me from the Châ...Read Review

Taiko: An Epic Novel of War and Glory in Feudal Japan

By (tr. William Scott Wilson; abridged) - By Eiji Yoshikawa - Published 2000

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Biographical FictionEpicMilitary

This book spans a period between 1536 and 1583, and is essentially the story (very well-known there) of Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s rise from street brat ...Read Review

Bellarion The Fortunate: A Romance

By Rafael Sabatini - Published 2000

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Adventure

Rafael Sabatini had earned quite a name for himself as a writer of both historical novels and biographies in the first part of ...Read Review