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The girl from Venice: a novel

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A beautiful, heart-wrenching novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Tatiana and Gorky Park , set against the dangers of Italy in World War II as a young couple must outrun the Nazis to protect their forbidden love.

Venice, 1944. The war may be waning, but the city is still occupied and people all over Europe fear the power of the Third Reich. One night, under a sky of brilliant stars, a poor fisherman named Cenzo comes across a girl's body, floating in the lagoon. He carries her into his boat and soon discovers that she is very much alive, and very much in trouble: born to a wealthy Jewish family who has been captured and deported by the Nazis, Guilia is on the run after she was found hiding in a local hospital. Cenzo decides it's the right thing to do to help her escape, never anticipating an innocent act of chivalry would quickly turn to love as the two grow closer.

Set against the beauty, mystery, and danger of World War II, The Girl from Venice is a sweeping and romantic love story from one of our most celebrated contemporary suspense writers.

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Grouped Work ID ba2faf99-0ce5-7493-05e2-a5b0fc7a5c82
Full title girl from venice
Author smith martin cruz
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-25 23:28:53PM
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Historical fiction, Italy -- History -- German occupation, 1943-1945 -- Fiction, Large type books, Love stories, Man-woman relationships -- Fiction, Romance fiction, Suspense fiction, Thrillers (Fiction), World War, 1939-1945 -- Italy -- Fiction
title_display The girl from Venice : a novel
title_full The Girl From Venice, The Girl from Venice, The girl from Venice / Martin Cruz Smith, The girl from Venice : a novel / Martin Cruz Smith
title_short The girl from Venice :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Large type books, Literature, Man-woman relationships, Thriller, World War, 1939-1945