The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence: A Story of Botticelli

Alyssa Palombo (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$23.99  $22.07
Publisher
St. Martin's Griffin
Publish Date
April 25, 2017
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.1 X 0.9 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781250071507

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About the Author

ALYSSA PALOMBO is the authorof The Violinist of Venice and The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence.She has published short fiction pieces in BlackLantern Magazine and The Great LakesReview. She is a recent graduate ofCanisius College with degrees in English and creative writing, respectively. A passionate music lover, she is a classically trained musician as well as a big fan of heavy metal. Shelives in Buffalo, New Yor

Reviews

"Palombo gives life to the woman immortalized in Botticelli's The Birth of Venus in a novel that perfectly merges art, history and romance. The Florence of the de Medicis, filled with the glorious colors of the Renaissance, shimmers as the backdrop of this fascinating glimpse into the creation of a masterpiece. This captivating, beautifully written novel may be more fiction than fact, but readers will be entranced and will feel they are an integral part of the unfolding story. Palombo joins the ranks of Tracey Chevalier, Rosalind Laker and those who perfectly merge history and reality." - Romantic Times

"Alyssa Palombo follows up her outstanding debut, The Violinist of Venice, with this stunning novel... a reflection on beauty and how it can be a curse." - Historical Novel Society, Editor's Choice pick

"In the tradition of Tracy Chevalier's Girl with a Pearl Earring, Palombo has married fine art with romantic historical fiction in this lush and sensual interpretation of Medici Florence, artist Sandro Botticelli, and the muse that inspired them all." - Booklist

"Strikingly feminist...a compelling narrative that is difficult to putdown." - Publishers Weekly

"Inspired by Botticelli's iconic painting, The Birth of Venus, Palombo's tale will sweep you away to the sights, sounds and romance of the Medici's in Florence." - BookTrib

"Beautifully written and poetically told, The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence will leave you in tears and rushing to get your hands on anything else written by Alyssa Palombo." - Feathered Quill