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The Book of Madness and Cures - A Novel

Regina O'Melveny

Dr. Gabriella Mondini, a strong-willed, young Venetian woman, has followed her father in the path of medicine. She possesses a singleminded passion for the art of physick, even though, in 1590, the male-dominated establishment is reluctant to accept a woman doctor. So when her father disappears on a mysterious journey, Gabriella's own status in the Venetian medical society is threatened. Her father has left clues--beautiful, thoughtful, sometimes torrid, and often enigmatic letters from his travels as he researches his vast encyclopedia, The Book of Diseases. After ten years of missing his kindness, insight, and guidance, Gabriella decides to set off on a quest to find him--a daunting journey that will take her through great university cities, centers of medicine, and remote villages across Europe. Despite setbacks, wary strangers, and the menaces of the road, the young doctor bravely follows the clues to her lost father, all while taking notes on maladies and treating the ill to supplement her own work. Gorgeous and brilliantly written, and filled with details about science, medicine, food, and madness, THE BOOK OF MADNESS AND CURES is an unforgettable debut.

Dr. Gabriella Mondini, a strong-willed, young Venetian woman, has followed her father in the path of medicine. She possesses a singleminded passion for the art of physick, even though, in 1590, the male-dominated establishment is reluctant to accept a woman doctor. So when her father disappears on a mysterious journey, Gabriella's own status in the Venetian medical society is threatened. Her father has left clues--beautiful, thoughtful, sometimes torrid, and often enigmatic letters from his travels as he researches his vast encyclopedia, The Book of Diseases. After ten years of missing his kindness, insight, and guidance, Gabriella decides to set off on a quest to find him--a daunting journey that will take her through great university cities, centers of medicine, and remote villages across Europe. Despite setbacks, wary strangers, and the menaces of the road, the young doctor bravely follows the clues to her lost father, all while taking notes on maladies and treating the ill to supplement her own work. Gorgeous and brilliantly written, and filled with details about science, medicine, food, and madness, THE BOOK OF MADNESS AND CURES is an unforgettable debut.
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Dr. Gabriella Mondini, a strong-willed, young Venetian woman, has followed her father in the path of medicine. She possesses a singleminded passion for the art of physick, even though, in 1590, the male-dominated establishment is reluctant to accept a woman doctor. So when her father disappears on a mysterious journey, Gabriella's own status in the Venetian medical society is threatened. Her father has left clues--beautiful, thoughtful, sometimes torrid, and often enigmatic letters from his travels as he researches his vast encyclopedia, The Book of Diseases. After ten years of missing his kindness, insight, and guidance, Gabriella decides to set off on a quest to find him--a daunting journey that will take her through great university cities, centers of medicine, and remote villages across Europe. Despite setbacks, wary strangers, and the menaces of the road, the young doctor bravely follows the clues to her lost father, all while taking notes on maladies and treating the ill to supplement her own work. Gorgeous and brilliantly written, and filled with details about science, medicine, food, and madness, THE BOOK OF MADNESS AND CURES is an unforgettable debut.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Katherine Kellgren

Length:

10h 25m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:52


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:59


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:32


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

12:29


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

15:23


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

13:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

16:53


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

13:20


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:02


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

14:29


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:00


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:09


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:35


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

16:30


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

17:04


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

10:01


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

17:05


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:30


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:10


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:38


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

16:42


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

20:41


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

15:40


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

10:57


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

15:25


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

19:30


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

10:42


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

18:23


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

21:09


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

20:25


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

13:02


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

15:55


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

12:28


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

14:52


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

15:01


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

22:00


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

11:39


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

15:03


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

13:49


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:33


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:52


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:19


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:28


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

01:34