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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (920 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Regina O’Melveny Narrator: Katherine Kellgren Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 opens 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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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Regina | 2/14/2014

    " I love the Italian history, and history in general. Very interested characters, although not entirely captivating. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Theresa Sivelle | 2/14/2014

    " Well, think this one might have been just a bit too deep for me. Although I could understand some of the things the main character did, I didn't agree with most. The ending kind of left me hanging, although I'm not sure how it should have ended. Was a different read for me though, so I guess that is good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amy Elizabeth | 2/7/2014

    " A meandering story of a faithful daughter searching for her father. Beautifully written, with an old map of Europe at the beginning. I am a sucker for old maps. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sinistmer | 2/7/2014

    " Really enjoyed this book! The description is amazing and vivid--O'Melveny is really good at getting me to picture the settings. It was nice to read something with a historical setting that wasn't necessairly a romance! "

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About the Author
Author Regina O’Melveny

Regina O’Melveny’s poetry has been published widely in literary journals, garnering several prizes. She grew up at the edge of pungent chaparral in La Mesa, California, and chose to enroll at Callison College—a school of international studies at the University of the Pacific—almost solely based upon the fact that the second year would be spent in India. Thus began her many extended travels that would later inspire The Book of Madness and Cures, her first novel. She lives in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.