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Palombo, Alyssa

Summary: "A girl as beautiful as Simonetta Cattaneo never wants for marriage proposals in 15th Century Italy, but she jumps at the chance to marry Marco Vespucci. Marco is young, handsome and well-educated. Not to mention he is one of the powerful Medici family's favored circle. Even before her marriage with Marco is set, Simonetta is swept up into Lorenzo and Giuliano de' Medici's glittering circle of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Griffin 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PAL

Vichi, Marco

Summary: Enduring a grueling summer in nearly deserted 1963 Florence, Inspector Bordelli investigates suspicious alibis related to the death of a wealthy asthma patient, a case that is aided by his young protégé, the victim's brother, and a semi-retired petty thief.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2012

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Kent, Christobel

Summary: When the wife of the leader of a Florentine political movement seemingly commits suicide, leaving behind a newborn son and a devastated husband, Detective Inspector Sandro Cellini uncovers her hidden life as a woman consumed by a deadly obsession.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2013

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KEN

Burt, Marissa

Summary: Thirteen-year-old Christa's plans for her favorite holiday are derailed when her parents announce their divorce and Christa spends Christmas in Europe with her mom, but even though her dad remains in Chicago, he sends Christa on a scavenger hunt made up of dares that send her all over Florence, Paris, and London.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Katherine Tegen Books 2017

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC BUR

Kent, Christobel

Summary: When private investigator Sandro Cellini is invited to attend a glamorous launch party for a luxury residence overlooking the glittering expanse of Florence, he has no idea what he's walking into. Behind the ancient and luxurious facade of Palazzo San Giorgio, there lies a series of terrible secrets; an old torture chamber, hidden for centuries in the bowels of the building, and a much more...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Crime 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KEN

Nabb, Magdalen

Summary: Based on a chilling true crime, The Monster of Florence follows the reopening of a cold caséa serial killer who targeted unmarried couples and terrorized Florence for two decades. Marshal Guarnaccia's job with the carabinieríthe local Florentine policéusually involves restoring stolen handbags to grateful old ladies and lost cameras to bewildered tourists. So when he is assigned to work...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New York, NY 2013

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC NAB

Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan)

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Curley Large Print 1993

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC FOR

Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan)

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dover Publications 1995

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FOR

Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan)

Summary: A well-reared Edwardian girl is lead into impropriety, confusion and passion on her first visit to Florence.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Sound Room Publishers 2001

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC FOR

De la Cruz, Melissa

Summary: Presents three tale of love, passion, and heartbreak featuring various Blue Blood vampires and the Red Blood humans who keep them alive, including Oliver, Allegra, and Schuyler.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion 2010

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC DEL

Willard, Nancy.

Summary: A greedy baker buys his wife a magic bed that flies them to the master baker, where they are given special yeast that helps their bakery become, for a while, the most popular in Florence.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Blue Sky Press 2007

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE FIC Willa

Dunant, Sarah.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2001

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DUN

Hellenga, Robert

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 2007

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HEL

Kent, Christobel.

Summary: Investigating the alleged suicide of an eminent architect and Holocaust survivor, private investigator Sandro Cellini discovers links between the victim's final hours and a missing art student, a connection that triggers an urgent race to protect other possible victims.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Minotaur Books 2010

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KEN

Bohjalian, Chris

Summary: 1943: Tucked away in the idyllic hills south of Florence, the Rosatis, an Italian family of noble lineage, believe that the walls of their ancient villa will keep them safe from the war raging across Europe. Eighteen-year-old Cristina spends her days swimming in the pool, playing with her young niece and nephew, and wandering aimlessly amid the estate's gardens and olive groves. But when two...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 2013

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1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC BOH

Goodman, Carol.

Summary: Did Shakespeare pen a series of passionate sonnets, unknown to modern scholarship, ardently praising a mysterious dark-haired beauty? This tantalizing question is raised in a letter to literature professor Rose Asher. But the letter's author, Rose's star pupil, is not telling: a troubled. enigmatic young man, he plunged to his death in front of the college's entire faculty, an apparent suicide....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2007

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC GOO

Eberlen, Kate

Summary: "In the tradition of ONE DAY, a wryly romantic debut story about two strangers who meet briefly as teens in Florence and whose paths cross again many times over the course of the next sixteen years, until they're finally brought back together"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC EBE

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC EBE

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Eberlen 2017

Hewson, David

Summary: Florence 1986. A seemingly inexplicable attack on a church fresco of Adam and Eve brings together an unlikely couple: Julia Wellbeloved, an English art student, and Pino Fratelli, a semi-retired detective who longs to be back in the field. Their investigation leads them into the secret society that underpins the city; an elite underworld of excess violence and desire. The Flood takes the reader...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Severn House 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HEW

Kay, Kathryn.

Summary: As a student in Florence years before, Marina became involved with Sarah and Thomas, an expatriate couple, before returning home to raise her daughter while working as a gilder of art objects, but now she can no longer conceal the truth.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kensington Books 2012

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Briskin, Mae

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: John Daniel 2002

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BRI

Rushdie, Salman.

Summary: A tall, yellow-haired young European traveller calling himself "Mogor dell'Amore," the Mughal of Love, arrives at the court of the real Grand Mughal, the Emperor Akbar, with a tale to tell that begins to obsess the whole imperial capital. The stranger claims to be the child of a lost Mughal princess, the youngest sister of Akbar's grandfather Babar: Qara Köz, 'Lady Black Eyes', a great beauty...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2008

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC RUS

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION Rushdie

Rushdie, Salman.

Summary: Rushdie pens the story of a European traveler and the extraordinary tale he shares with 16th-century Mughal emperor Akbar the Great. The traveler claims to be the son of a Mughal princess forgotten by time. If his tale is true, what happened to the princess?

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2008

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Hughes, Shirley

Summary: "Florence, Italy, 1944: The city is under heavy Nazi occupation, but for thirteen-year-old Paolo, war is a long and boring wait. Too young to fight for the resistance, yet desperate for action and adventure, he sneaks out each night to ride his bicycle along the darkened city streets. For Paolo, the risk is thrilling. But when he is accosted by Partisans--covert members of the anti-Nazi...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2013

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Osborne, Mary Pope.

Summary: Merlin the magician will not eat or sleep or speak to anyone. The enchantress Morgan asks young Jack and Annie of Frog Creek, Pennsylvania for help. Jack and Annie know they have to search for one of the four secrets of happiness to help Merlin the magician find joy in his life again. And so they head off in the magic tree house for Florence, Italy, in the early 1500s, then to a misty island in...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio & Listening Library 2007

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CDA FICTION OSB