Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: The Book of Madness and Cures by Regina O'Melveny

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine to spotlight an upcoming release that we're excited about. This week I'm waiting on The Book of Madness and Cures by Regina O'Melveny.

 Gabriella Mondini is a rarity in 16th century Venice: a woman who practices medicine. Her father, a renowned physician, has provided her entrĂ©e 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.

The Book of Madness and Cures comes out April 3, 2012.


  1. This sounds like a great read! Not something I'd have necessarily chosen myself, but I'm definitely going to keep my eye out for it now!

    Thanks for sharing & stopping by! :)

  2. Sounds interesting. This one's new to me! Hope you love it once you read it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  3. Sounds different, not really my genre but the idea sounds really cool! Thanks for the comment on mine!

  4. This sounds so different. It hasn't really caught my interest though. I'll be looking forward to hearing what you thought about once you get to read it...

    Thanks for visiting my WoW.

  5. Sounds like a cool book, though I do Historical Fiction too much, the dialogue really trips me up lol. Great pick =D

    Tristan @ Reads With Wreckless Abandon

  6. While I think this book's interesting, I just don't have the heart to pick it up. But great choice of book anyway:) Thx for dropping by=D


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