- ISBN: 9781770898905 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 1770898905 (electronic bk.)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [United States] : House of Anansi Press : 2014.
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A sweeping saga of intrigue and romance set during the Italian Renaissance and told through the eyes of Grazia dei Rossi, a young Jewish woman torn between duty and forbidden romance, who wins our hearts with her recorded secrets of love. Grazia dei Rossi, private secretary to the world-renowned Isabella dEste, is the daughter of an eminent Jewish banker, the wife of the popes Jewish physician, and the lover of a Christian prince. In a secret book, written as a legacy for her son, she records her struggles to choose between the seductions of the Christian world and a return to the family, traditions, and duties to her Jewish roots. As she re-creates Renaissance Italy in captivating detail, Jacqueline Park gives us a timeless portrait of a brave and brilliant woman trapped in an unforgiving, inflexible society.
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