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Sunday, September 17 at 3pm - local author Barbara Lynn-Davis presents "Casanova's Secret Wife"

Please join us on Sunday, September 17 at 3pm, when local author Barbara Lynn-Davis presents her new novel, Casanova's Secret Wife.

Barbara Lynn-Davis graduated from Brown University with a degree in art history. She then worked at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice and later spent a year there while completing her Ph.D. in Renaissance art at Princeton University. She currently teaches art history and writing at Wellesley College, and lives outside Boston with her family.

Joining her will be two musical guests to add to the historic ambience. Mezzo-soprano Carrie Cheron, a noted soloist, will be singing. Andrew Arceci, Director of the Collegium Musicium at Wellesley College, will perform on viola da gamba

Event date: 
Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
The Concord Bookshop
65 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742
Casanova's Secret Wife Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496712318
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Kensington Publishing Corporation - July 25th, 2017

Set in eighteenth-century Venice and based on an actual account by Giacomo Casanova—here is a lush tale of desire and risk, offering a little known portrait of the writer as a young man.

Caterina Capreta was an innocent girl of fourteen when she caught the attention of the world’s most infamous chronicler of seduction: Giacomo Casanova. Intoxicated by a fierce love, she wed Casanova in secret. But his shocking betrayal inspired her to commit an act that would mark her forever…

Now twenty years later on the island of Murano, the woman in possession of Caterina’s most devastating secret has appeared with a request she cannot refuse: to take in a noble-born girl whose scandalous love affair resembles her own. But the girl’s presence stirs up unwelcome memories of Caterina’s turbulent past. Tested like never before, she reveals the story of the man she will never forget…

Bringing to life a fascinating chapter in the history of Venice,Casanova’s Secret Wife is a tour de force that charts one woman’s journey through love and loss to redemption.