The Miracles Of Prato: A Novel

Paperback | February 2, 2010

byLaurie Albanese

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“Like Fra Filippo’s paintings, this love story, set in one of the most intriguing historical periods, is suffused with clear, warm color and fine attention to detail.”
 —Debra Dean, author of The Madonnas of Leningrad<_o3a_p>

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A vibrant and enthralling historical novel about art and passion, The Miracles of Prato by Laurie Albanese and Laura Morowitz brings Italy in the era of the Medici to glorious life—as it tells the story of an illicit love affair between the renowned painter Fra Filippo Lippi and his muse, a beautiful convent novitiate. A magnificent blend of fact, historical color, emotion, and invention, The Miracles of Prato is a novel that will delight the many fans of Tracy Chavalier’s Girl with a Pearl Earring and Susan Vreeland’s Girl in Hyacinth Blue.<_o3a_p>

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“Like Fra Filippo’s paintings, this love story, set in one of the most intriguing historical periods, is suffused with clear, warm color and fine attention to detail.” —Debra Dean, author of The Madonnas of Leningrad A vibrant and enthralling historical novel about art and passion, The Miracles of Prato by Laurie Albanese and Laura Mor...

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Italy, 1456. The Renaissance is in glorious bloom. A Carmelite monk, the great artist Fra Filippo Lippi acts as chaplain to the nuns of the Convent Santa Margherita. It is here that he encounters the greatest temptation of his life, beautiful Lucrezia Buti, who has been driven to holy orders more by poverty than piety. In Lucrezia's fl...

Laurie Albanese is the author of the novelLynelle by the Seaand the memoirBlue Suburbia, which was named a Book Sense Best Book of the Year and was anEntertainment WeeklyEditor's Choice selection.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.9 inPublished:February 2, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061558354

ISBN - 13:9780061558351

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“Richly textured Renaissance romance. …[T]he authors have fashioned an irresistibly passionate novel steeped in art, history, and the miracles wrought by love.”