Sunday, November 06, 2005

Book Group

The Thursday afternoon book group will next meet on November 17th to discuss The Birth of Venus. Come join us at 1 p.m. to discuss Sarah Dunant's novel of 15th century Florence. Alessandra at 14 longs to paint, and dabbles in drawing behind closed doors, aided by her servant. It is in the time of the falling of the DeMedici's power and the rising of Savonarola's hold over the city. Alessandra marries for the freedom it brings, but finds it more of a prison. The novel has history, romance, politics, women's independence, and wonderful descriptions of the art of Florence.


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