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A Cup of Light

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Marvelous descriptions of cups, bowls, and other porcelain objects. The care and grace taken in making a bowl begs the question of what is authentic and what is a copy.
Dark Water: Flood and Redemption in Florence--The City of Masterpieces

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Great read for anyone who has spent more than a few days in Firenze and loves Florence.
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag: A Flavia de Luce Mystery

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The kind of light frothy book that is fun to read, and as soon as you are finished, you forget what it was about.
The Days of Abandonment

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Extremely depressing Italian novel about a woman's decent into madness and recovery after her husband leaves her. Very compelling and well written.
The Miracle at Speedy Motors

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Fully up to the admirable standard of the series. As the New York Times Book Review says "...escape into a wold of simple, picturesque pleasures and upstanding virtues."
Muškarci koji mrze žene

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What's with the last 100 pages or so? The book went from being an intriguing mystery to a wrap it, catch-all movie script.
The Man Who Made Vermeers: Unvarnishing the Legend of Master Forger Han van Meegeren

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Fascinating account of a master forger, Nazi collaborator, and all around evil man. Yet, he captivated people with his charm and wit and was a folk hero for many years.
The Savage Garden

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This had the potential to be a good gothic mystery. It's set in Italy, lots of art work and literature references. Unfortunately, while it was mildly entertaining, it was not very well written.
Look Homeward, Angel

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It was a major struggle to get through the incredibly dense writing, but worth it.
Chasing Shakespeares: A Novel

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Literary mystery about the authorship of Shakespeare's works. Favorite line which was oft repeated: "God is a librarian."
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