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Berendt, John

Summary: Venice, a city steeped in a thousand years of history, art and architecture, teeters in precarious balance between endurance and decay. Its architectural treasures crumble--foundations shift, marble ornaments fall--even as efforts to preserve them are underway. This book opens in 1996, when a dramatic fire destroys the historic Fenice opera house, a catastrophe for Venetians. Arriving three...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2005

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 945.31 BER

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 945.31 BER

Berendt, John

Summary: The story opens on the evening of January 29, 1996, when a dramatic fire destroys the historic Fenice opera house. The loss of the Fenice, where five of Verdi's operas premiered, is a catastrophe for Venetians, made worse by the revelation that arson might have been the cause. Arriving in Venice three days after the fire, Berendt becomes a kind of detective--inquiring into the nature of life in...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: CD 945.31 Beren

Berendt, John.

Summary: An account of life in Savannah, interwoven with the unpredictable twists and turns of a landmark murder case, and peopled by a gallery of remarkable characters.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 1997

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 975.8724 BER

Berendt, John.

Summary: "Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty, early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares. John Berendt's sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative reads like a thoroughly engrossing novel, and yet it is a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 1994

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 975.8 BER

Berendt, John.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 1996

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 975.8724 BER

Summary: Affable Jim Williams is hosting one of the most important parties of the Savannah Christmas season. John Kelso is a magazine reporter who finds himself amid the beautiful architecture and odd doings to write a feature on the party. His curiosity is piqued when he meets Jim's violent, young and sexy lover, Billy. Later that night, Billy is dead, and Kelso stays on to cover the murder trial....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2010

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2 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY MID

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD MID