Monday, September 26, 2016
The Girl in the Glass
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I bought this book by accident. Secrets of a Charmed Life and A Fall of Marigolds are two of my recent favorites. I think this is the same author, but in lists of "other" books by the author, those books don't show up. Need to research it more. But I am guessing it IS the same, because I love love love The Girl in the Glass as well!
Three levels to this story: Meg wants to travel to Florence. Her grandmother grew up there; she feels a great connection to Italy; and her father has promised for years to take her. Nora Orsini is a Renaissance Medici Princess who introduces (?) each chapter with a bit of her own life.... a privileged yet lonely life in 16th century Florence. AND... Sophia Borelli is writing a memoir about her life as a travel guide in modern Florence.
Yes, it all got confusing at times, but perhaps it was the dream of sipping cappuccino on a balcony in Florence that kept me going. It all ties together in the end and I do feel like I have been to Florence. Buon viaggio!