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Regina O'Melveny

Dear Reader,

The poet Petrarch once wrote, "Because I dwell nowhere, / I'm a pilgrim everywhere." His words from fourteenth-century Italy still ring true. And they rang true for Gabriella Mondini, a rare woman doctor in Renaissance Venice, who was banished from the Doctors' Guild for lack of male patronage. Her father's inexplicable disappearance ignites her search throughout Europe and North Africa as she follows clues in his enigmatic letters leading to mysterious places and cures, until she unexpectedly finds home.

THE BOOK OF MADNESS AND CURES, an Indie Next selection and one of six best historical novels listed by NPR for 2012, was described by Kathleen Kent as "A marvelous, inventive story of a singular courageous woman..."

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Regina O'Melveny