Monday, April 11, 2016

The Violinist of Venice: A Story of Vivaldi by Alyssa Palombo 429 pages

This was a beautiful book that will enthrall all lovers of classical music.  Picture Venice, early 1700's.  Adriana d'Amato is all but a prisoner in her own home.  Her mother died when she was young and her overprotective father has taken away music from the house.  It is a too painful reminder of the wife he has lost.  But at 18, Adriana seeks out the Maestro to teach her the violin. The music speaks to her soul and her fingers dance of their own accord.  But soon, the two are drawn to each other and begin an affair that will change forever both their lives. Spanning more than 30 years, this is a tale of music, love and finding the strength to survive what fickle fate does to your dreams. 

Historical Notes and Discussion Questions included.

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