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Giveaway: The Book of Madness and Cures - Regina O'Melveny

Gabriella Mondini is a rarity in 16th century Venice: a woman who practices medicine. Her father, a renowned physician, has provided her entrée to this all-male profession, and inspired in her a shared mission to understand the secrets of the human body.

Then her father disappears and Gabriella faces a crisis: she is no longer permitted to treat her patients, women who need her desperately, without her father's patronage. She sets out across Europe to find where-and why-he has gone. Following clues from his occasional enigmatic letters, Gabriella crosses Switzerland, Germany and France, entering strange and forbidding cities. She travels to Scotland, the Netherlands, and finally to Morocco. In each new land she probes the mystery of her father's flight, and open new mysteries of her own. Not just mysteries of ailments and treatments, but ultimate mysteries of mortality, love, and the timeless human spirit.

Filled with medical lore and sensuous, vivid details of Renaissance life, The Book of Madness and Cures is an intoxicating and unforgettable debut.


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  1. I'm not usually interested in medicinal content in books but this one is historic which makes all the difference for me. It is interesting to read about how it was back then. Sounds really good!

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  2. Sounds like a great read!

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  3. I just sounds like a great plot. 16th Century European travel, medieval medical practices. I think it sounds like a fascinating book.

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  4. This book sounds wonderful.

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  5. Would love to read this book!!

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  6. This books sounds really interesting - I like books that involve the past.

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  7. I've been wanting to read this for a while. I love medieval Europe.

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  8. Historical books are my favourites.

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  9. I was just reading about a woman who spent her whole life pretending to be a man so she could be a scientist - am very interested in subject and historical reads!

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  10. This sounds like an intriguing book. The locations sound fascinating.
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  11. I'm very intrigued by Gabriella. I can't imagine what it would be like for a female physician during that time period. Thank you for the giveaway!

    Diana
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  12. This book sounds fascinating!

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  13. Sounds like a very interesting book. I would enjoy reading it. Thanks for having this giveaway.
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  14. Anything about Venice fascinates me! jtretin at aol dot com

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  15. this book sounds really interesting.Thanks for giveaway lomazowr@gmail.com

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  16. This looks like a good read.

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  17. I have seen this book around and it sounds very interesting.

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  18. I would love to read this novel. Had my eye on it for a couple of weeks.


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  19. Thank you for entering me.

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