Apr 122012
 

APRIL 12th to APRIL 26th, 2012

 

THE BOOK OF MADNESS AND CURES
by REGINA O’MELVENY

SYNOPSIS:
Gabriella Mondini is a rarity in 16th century Venice: a woman who practices medicine. Her father, a renowned physician, has provided her entrée 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 open new mysteries of her own. Not just mysteries of ailments and treatments, but ultimate mysteries of mortality, love, and the timeless human spirit.
Filled with medical lore and sensuous, vivid details of Renaissance life, The Book of Madness and Cures is an intoxicating and unforgettable debut.

 

THANKS TO ANNA,  AND THE AMAZING
PEOPLE AT THE HACHETTE BOOK GROUP 
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  32 Responses to “GIVEAWAY ENTRY PAGE “THE BOOK OF MADNESS AND CURES” ENDED

  1. The medical part and especially the history becaue of the history of medicine and how it was back then. And how women were treated and not as repected in the field of medicine.

  2. The time period and mystery really intrigue me!

  3. I love mysteries.

  4. I love medical mysteries

  5. I love historical fiction and this just looks so good.

  6. the mystery

  7. LOVE a good mystery 🙂

  8. I love the time period. I’m a total historical fiction buff!

    Thanks for the chance!

  9. The time period and a story about a woman doctor then.

  10. I like the time period, and I love mysteries.

  11. medical stuff appeals to my reading thirst.

  12. I watched the trailer and am so interested! I love the time period, the mystery hmmm all the above! Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

  13. The history of medicine intrigues me.

  14. It’s all three! I like medical mysteries and I like the time period

  15. The story of a woman in a “non-traditional (for that time period) profession” and the medical history sound fascinating.

  16. The medical part

  17. I like the mystery aspect.

  18. the time period mverno@roadrunner.com

  19. I love reading about that time period.

  20. I like the time period and location, and the fact that a woman is in a non traditional role. It sounds like a good read.

  21. I’m fascinated by the Renaissance period when science and religion clashed so profoundly. Also, this heroine interests me as I have a background in healing and herbal medicine. There were so many strong women in Europe at that time and yet life was so constricted…
    I would love to travel with Gabriella as she solves this mystery!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  22. i love historial books, especially with strong female heroes.

  23. I’m in the mood for a good medical mystery and I love the time period.

  24. i like that it is a mystery that takes place across Europe Im fascinated by the history of Europe

  25. medical and the time period

  26. I love historical fiction and I really love reading about this time period.

  27. The time period, mostly, but as a whole, it sounds like a great read.

  28. my daughter loves time period books
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  29. I love mysteries.

  30. I like the cover of the book.

  31. love mysteries and that it takes place in several countries

  32. I was at first drawn to the title but I also love that it is a mystery.

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