The Book of Unholy Mischief

The Book of Unholy Mischief

A Novel

Large Print - 2009
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Newmark's transcendent debut follows a penniless orphan in Renaissance Venice as he is swept up form the streets and into a world of immeasurable passion and power on a journey that leads not only to betrayal and mystery, but also to love.
Publisher: Waterville, ME : Wheeler Pub., 2009
Edition: Lareg print ed
ISBN: 9781597229340
Branch Call Number: LP NEWM
Characteristics: 578 p


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Aug 19, 2014

One of the best books I have ever "read" -- I listened to the audio version. I was transfixed -- both by the story and by the reader. Totally wonderful!

marysneedle Aug 12, 2012

This was a very memorable book, the kind where the story sticks with you long after you have read the last page. The search for a book of secret knowledge is what attracted me to this book and it did not fail to delight me with every page. The characters are well developed with just enough of history to keep to the time period where the story takes place. I will never think of the culinary arts in the same way again.

ehbooklover Nov 19, 2010

Not at all what I was expecting but I hung in there and am glad that I did. Wonderful descriptions of life in 15th century Venice. Discusses the art of cooking. My main beef with this book is that I found most of the characters unappealing.

DanniOcean Jun 15, 2009

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DanniOcean Jun 15, 2009

It is the height of the Renaissance and in Rome the Borgia family is in power, but in the Republic of Venice a crafty doge reigns supreme. Although renowned for its intrigues and scandals, the city is abuzz with news of a mysterious book, and no one is more curious about it than Luciano, a lively orphan who has been rescued from the street by the doge’s personal chef. Luciano’s own tale is as furtive as the winding canals of Venice, with as many twists and murky depths that will keep readers entranced.

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