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The sign of the weeping virgin, Alana White

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The sign of the weeping virgin
Title
The sign of the weeping virgin
Statement of responsibility
Alana White
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The year is 1480, and celebrated Florentine lawyer Guid'Antonio Vespucci and his nephew, Amerigo, return home to Italy from a government mission to find their dreams of peace shattered. Marauding Turks have abducted a beautiful young girl and sold her into slavery. Equally disturbing, a revered painting of the Virgin Mary is weeping in Guid'Antonio's family church. Angry and fearful Florentines interpret these stunning events as signs of God's wrath for their support of the city's leader, Lorenzo de' Medici, and Lorenzo's refusal to end his war with the Pope. Faced with losing control of the city, Lorenzo enlists Guid'Antonio, his friend and staunch political ally, to investigate the tears. In an evocative tale that brings the Italian Renaissance gloriously to life, following a seemingly unrelated trail of clues-a name whispered in the marketplace by a hooded monk, a secret message painted by Sandro Botticelli on the wall of the Vespucci family church-Guid'Antonio and Amerigo chase across Florence to the workshops of Leonardo da Vinci and Sandro Botticelli, to churches where frescoes seem to fly off the walls, from Florence to the village where the girl disappeared, and, finally, to the hilltop town of Vinci itself. In The Sign of the Weeping Virgin, a finely wrought story that will appeal to lovers of medieval and renaissance mysteries everywhere, Guid'Antonio uncovers the thought provoking truth about the missing girl and the Virgin Mary's mystifying-and miraculous?-tears, all pursued as he comes face to face with his own personal demons
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Cataloging source
Midwest
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print core
Target audience
adult
Label
The sign of the weeping virgin, Alana White
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Publication
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.
Control code
MWT11758010
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781432836658
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11758010
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11758010
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The sign of the weeping virgin, Alana White
Link
Publication
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.
Control code
MWT11758010
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781432836658
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11758010
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11758010
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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