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Or anywhere in the world English language books are sold
And here is some amazing praise The Virgins of Venice has thus far received!
“Gina Buonaguro has cracked open the secret lives of nuns living behind stone walls in glorious, oppressive sixteenth-century Venice. Written with colourful conversation and finely researched details of a city threatened by war and floods (even then), the novel shows the bravery of women who dared to fight for the right to free their hearts and their minds.”
“A gripping, textured, meticulously researched tale of women’s lives in the watery world of early sixteenth-century Venice, a place of beauty but also rigid social stratification. Buonaguro’s writing is rich in character and place. We encounter a vivid array of women from various walks of life who struggle for survival, agency, and love, and who often risk everything to break out of society’s constraints and expectations that define them. Compelling, heart-wrenching. Unputdownable.”
“A rich, intricately researched story of two sisters’ loves, losses, and courage, cast against the vividly drawn backdrop of sixteenth-century Venice. I flew through every page!”