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Publisher's Summary

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.
©2012 Regina O'Melveny (P)2012 Hachette Audio
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1 out of 5 stars
By Dina on 04-19-12

Not Motivated to Finish

I was really excited to listen to this book as I'm going to Italy on vacation, and really liked the plot synopsis. But, after two hours, I gave up. The writing was very good, but it felt like more of a report than a novel. She went here. She went there. This happened. That happened. And, the main character seemed to have no personality. I hate it when a credit is wasted!

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2 out of 5 stars
By Holly loux on 06-27-15

A true disappointment

I was expecting this book to be great! It had a great hook and progressed well until about 3/4 of the way through where it began to get lazy. The author seemed to "and then" the rest of the book. The ending was disappointing at best and left me feeling as if I had wasted my time and an audible credit. It had such promise!

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