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The book of madness and cures, a novel by Regina O'Melveny

Label
The book of madness and cures
Title
The book of madness and cures
Statement of responsibility
a novel by Regina O'Melveny
Title variation
book of madness and cures
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Gabriella Mondini is a rarity in 16th century Venice: a woman who practices medicine. Her father, a renowned physician, has provided her entree to this all male profession, and inspired in her a shared mission to understand the secrets of the human body. Then her father disappears and Gabriella faces a crisis: she is no longer permitted to treat her patients, women who need her desperately, without her father's patronage. She sets out across Europe to find where and why he has gone. Following clues from his occasional enigmatic letters, Gabriella crosses Switzerland, Germany and France, entering strange and forbidding cities. She travels to Scotland, the Netherlands, and finally to Morocco. In each new land she probes the mystery of her father's flight, and opens new mysteries of her own. Not just mysteries of ailments and treatments, but ultimate mysteries of mortality, love, and the timeless human spirit. The novel contains medical lore and sensuous, vivid details of Renaissance life
Summary
Sixteenth century renaissance woman and renowned physician, Gabriella Mondini searches across Europe for her missing father, without whom she can no longer continue to treat her Venetian patients, who need her desperately
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10090114
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Melveny, Regina
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3615.O44
LC item number
B66 2012eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women physicians
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Missing persons
  • Self-realization in women
  • Fiction
  • FICTION / General
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Missing persons
  • Self-realization in women
  • Women physicians
  • Venice (Italy)
  • Italy
  • Italy
Target audience
adult
Label
The book of madness and cures, a novel by Regina O'Melveny
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Map: Gabriella's journey -- God's work or the devil's machinations -- Salt and sweet, tears and milk -- Dr. Cardano's house -- A tether -- One must be kind to beasts -- Before the sea of black woods -- The widow Gudrun -- Fires that never burn -- Dr. Rainer Fuchs, professor of botany -- Where the root is in the house, the devil can do no harm -- Manifestations of solar madness -- Lost governance of the whole -- What was lost was returned -- The patient owns the remedy -- The vanishing bend in the path -- To make way for the new -- Sorrow be banished -- The sap that slows the world -- The mountains are full of wonderful creatures -- Like cures like -- A border between continents -- My father's keeper -- We are housed by the past -- The basin of the dead -- A secret accord -- Make his entrance wide -- Stitching sky to mountain -- Braiding the tides
Control code
ocn843125824
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 320 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780316201186
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
map.
Publisher number
EB00280877
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
F010BB8E-BEBD-491E-8BAB-31CB353EC62F
Label
The book of madness and cures, a novel by Regina O'Melveny
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Map: Gabriella's journey -- God's work or the devil's machinations -- Salt and sweet, tears and milk -- Dr. Cardano's house -- A tether -- One must be kind to beasts -- Before the sea of black woods -- The widow Gudrun -- Fires that never burn -- Dr. Rainer Fuchs, professor of botany -- Where the root is in the house, the devil can do no harm -- Manifestations of solar madness -- Lost governance of the whole -- What was lost was returned -- The patient owns the remedy -- The vanishing bend in the path -- To make way for the new -- Sorrow be banished -- The sap that slows the world -- The mountains are full of wonderful creatures -- Like cures like -- A border between continents -- My father's keeper -- We are housed by the past -- The basin of the dead -- A secret accord -- Make his entrance wide -- Stitching sky to mountain -- Braiding the tides
Control code
ocn843125824
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 320 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780316201186
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
map.
Publisher number
EB00280877
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
F010BB8E-BEBD-491E-8BAB-31CB353EC62F

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