The Scribe of Siena
A NovelBook - 2017
Accomplished neurosurgeon Beatrice Trovato knows that her deep empathy for her patients is starting to impede her work. So when her beloved brother passes away, she welcomes the unexpected trip to the Tuscan city of Siena to resolve his estate, even as she wrestles with grief. But as she delves deeper into her brother's affairs, she discovers intrigue she never imagined--a 700-year-old conspiracy to decimate the city. After uncovering the journal and paintings of Gabriele Accorsi, the fourteenth-century artist at the heart of the plot, Beatrice finds a startling image of her own face and is suddenly transported to the year 1347. She awakens in a Siena unfamiliar to her, one that will soon be hit by the Plague. Yet when Beatrice meets Accorsi, something unexpected happens: she falls in love--not only with Gabriele, but also with the beauty and cadence of medieval life. As the Plague and the ruthless hands behind its trajectory threaten not only her survival but also Siena's very existence, Beatrice must decide in which century she belongs.
Publisher: New York : Touchstone, 2017
Edition: First Touchstone hardcover edition
Characteristics: 452 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number: WINAWER, M
From Library Staff
A neurosurgeon travels back in time to Siena, Italy, in the 14th century just before the Plague is about to ravage Europe. To complicate matters even further, she falls in love with a man and Siena circa 1347.