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March 7, 2011

March Recommendations

For the month of March, Janet recommends drama, mystery, and romance!

A Thousand DaysA Thousand Days in Venice – Marlena de Blaisi

A memoir suffused with the beauty and mystery of Venice. A love story for grownups!

Did you know? Marlena de Blasi conducts private Italian tours twice per year. It’s hard to get a spot on one of these tours. Due to the popularity of de Blasi’s four memoirs — Venice, plusĀ A Thousand Days in Tuscany, The Lady in the Palazzo, and That Summer in Cicily — she was inundated with requests from people who weren’t truly passionate about Italy and its culture. She took down her website and takes guests only by word of mouth.

Read more about de Blasi’s works on her Random House profile.

Cane RiverCane River – Lalita Tademy

Four generations of women draw strength and determination from their love of family. Our book club loved it!

Did you know? In June 2001, Oprah chose Cane River as her 44th book club selection. Tademy’s novel combines fact and fiction. She researched four generations of her slave-born ancestry to form the plot of the book. Learn more about Tademy and her historical novels at her website: The Book Cellar book club read Cane River in May 2010.

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