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The glassmaker : a novel / Tracy Chevalier.

Chevalier, Tracy, (author.).

"Follow a family of glassmakers from the height of Renaissance-era Italy to the present day. Venice, 1486. Across the lagoon lies Murano. Time flows differently here -- like the glass the island's maestros spend their lives learning to handle. Orsola Rosso is the eldest daughter in a family of glassblowers. As a woman, she is not meant to work with glass -- but she has the hands for it, the heart, and a vision. When her father dies, she teaches herself to make glass beads in secret, and her work boosts the Rosso family fortune. Skipping like a stone through the centuries, we follow Orsola and her family as they live through creative triumph and heartbreaking loss, from a plague devastating Venice to Continental soldiers stripping its palazzos bare, from the domination of Murano and its glass maestros to the transformation of the city of trade into a city of tourists. In every era, the Rosso women ensure that their work, and their bonds, endure." -- Provided by dustjacket.

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  • ISBN: 9780525558279
  • ISBN: 0525558276
  • Physical Description: x, 402 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Viking, 2024.

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General Note:
Contains an Italian and Venetian glossary.
Subject: Rosso, Orsola (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Women > Italy > Fiction.
Glass blowing and working > Fiction.
Historical fiction
Murano (Italy) > History > Fiction.
Venice (Italy) > History > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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Bangor Public Library F CHE (Text) 75011000409893 New Fiction Books Checked Out 08/12/2024

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