Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A-Z Wednesday "S" Stop Over in Venice

Vicki over at Reading at the Beach is hosting A-Z Wednesday.
Welcome to A-Z Wednesday!!
To join, here's all you have to do:
Go to your stack of books and find one whose title starts with the letter of the week. "S"
1~ a photo of the book
2~ title and synopsis
3~ link(amazon, barnes and noble etc.)
4~ Come back here and leave your link in the comments.
If you've already reviewed this book you can add it also.
Be sure to visit other participants to see what book they have posted and leave them a comment.
(We all love comments, don't we?)
Who knows? You may find your next "favorite" book.

My choice is "Stop Over in Venice"
Walker's debut of love, loss, renewal, art and history is set in a sensually realized Venice and follows the physical and emotional wanderings of an unfulfilled wife. While on tour with her famous musician husband, Nel Everett abruptly leaves him after a fight. She ends up solo in Venice, and after a roundabout introduction involving a runaway dog Nel rescues, Nel falls in with Signora Lucrezia da Isola, a countess living in a centuries-old palazzo. The palazzo was once a convent, and the recent discovery of a fresco hidden beneath a plaster wall has brought to the palazzo a coterie of competitive art experts bent on determining who painted the fresco. Nel, meanwhile, is intrigued by a small painting in her room. A trunk discovered in the attic provides evidence that leads Nel and an art conservationist to differing conclusions about who is responsible for the artworks. As the mystery unravels, Nel begins to reassess her marriage and regain some independence. Walker's prose can come across like she's straining to write capital-L literature, but that likely won't scare off the book groups. (Aug.)

I haven't quite finished this book but so far I like the idea of Nel dumping her husband and sight seeing alone, often thought of doing that, we just don't want to see the same things.
Be sure to check out the other posts this week, you never know you might have a list as long as I do of recommended reading.


Jeanne said...

All these wonderful reading challenges! I think one of my resolutions for the New Year will be to focus on my reading more. Now to step away from the computer and open my book...
RYC: I am so very blessed to have such a wonderful daughter. We're very close too and that makes our relationship even more special. While she and I were baking cookies, talking and laughing, Matt and our SIL were out Christmas shopping. Yes we are very lucky.

Nise' said...

I love find all these new "S" books!

Yvonne said...

I keep finding all these new-to-me books and authors. They all sound so good!

Zia said...

Never heard of this book. Sounds interesting though.

me again said...

Irene, this sounds like a good read. Another one -- I have so many now! -- to add to my TBR pile!

Beth said...

Sounds like a very interesting read.

gautami tripathy said...

Sounds good to me!

A-Z Wednesday: Strange Pilgrims by Gabriel García Márquez

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

This sounds like another good book. So many of these S books are ending up on my wishlist!

Nely said...

Good Morning Irene:

You won Say You're One of Them (audiobook) on my blog. Here is the announcement post. Please shoot me an e-mail with you mailing address so that I can have it sent to you @ bookwormygirl[at]gmail.com


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