KINDLE [Thirst author Mary Donnarumma Sharnick]

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Thirst author Mary Donnarumma Sharnick free read Î 6 Venice July 1613 A suspicious drowning in the Lagoon and a deadly assault on a bridge shatter the dreams of Captain Lorenzo Contarini and his fiancée la Signorina Caterina Zanchi members of two noble Venetian families While Caterina's severe injuries banish her from society her parents remove their other daughter Leonora from the convent to become Lorenzo's hasty wife Lorenzo's investigation into his half sist. 1613 The Republic of Venice has already reached its zenith as a sea power controlling trade in the eastern Mediterranean In addition to its commercial pre eminence La Serenissima The Most Serene Republic was an important center of art and music renowned for architectural landmarks such as St Mark s Basilica the Doge s palace the architect Palladio s churches and palaces lining The Grand Canal home of great artists like Titian and Tintoretto and the father of Italian opera Monteverdi Set in the twilight of Venice s Golden Age Thirst opens with preparations for the wedding of Caterina Zanchi and Lorenzo Contarini an ostensibly happy event uniting two of Venice s most powerful families But a sinister undercurrent of deception violence and depravity runs beneath the glittering surface polluting the culture like sewerage emptying into the beautiful and placid Lagoon That subliminal corruption hidden beneath a fa ade of propriety by a society bound by honor and a code of silence will surface with tragic results Returning to Venice following a long voyage Captain Lorenzo witnesses an act of violence the drowning of a newborn and its mother in the Lagoon Moreover he recognizes the woman as someone close to him and the shocking deed appears to involve representatives of both Church and State That chance observation leads to an accusation that violates a Code of Silence omert upon which the order and stability of the Honor culture depends We all sin and we all have our secrets the crimes committed to cover those sins in the name of Honor are worse than the sins themselves Once the authorities are involved order and the appearance of virtue must be restored at any cost uid est veritas What is truth Appearances are deceiving and only God sees things as they really are Moreover people tend to believe facts that conform to the reality they wish to believe and ignore facts to the contrary Paolo Sarpi an historical figure who makes a brief appearance in Thirst alludes to the limits of human knowledge and perception This epistemological problem brought to mind Machiavelli s observation in The Prince Everyone sees what you appear to be few experience what you really are Mary Donnarumma Sharnick has written a gripping narrative that follows the trail of numerous interconnected misdeeds lies betrayals rapes murders and cover ups as they snake through Venice like the intricate network of canals around which the city is built The characters are three dimensional and believable the imagery powerful the prose polished the dramatic structure skilful and compelling Even at the point where the tragic denouement seemed inevitable the strength of the narrative held my interest Throughout I uestioned what the title alluded to Is it a thirst for truth justice honor revenge or perhaps love Regardless I was left with the feeling that this thirst might be unuenchable at least if one solely relies upon material means of refreshment Thirst is an outstanding historical novel that appeals to the reader at many levels as a meticulously researched period mystery a thriller a romance and above all as a psychologically complex novel of ideas and a work of considerable literary merit Highly recommended uyền Sư uniting two of Venice s most powerful families But a sinister An Introduction to the Old Testament Prophetic Books undercurrent of deception violence and depravity runs beneath the glittering surface polluting the culture like sewerage emptying into the beautiful and placid Lagoon That subliminal corruption hidden beneath a fa ade of propriety by a society bound by honor and a code of silence will surface with tragic results Returning to Venice following a long voyage Captain Lorenzo witnesses an act of violence the drowning of a newborn and its mother in the Lagoon Moreover he recognizes the woman as someone close to him and the shocking deed appears to involve representatives of both Church and State That chance observation leads to an accusation that violates a Code of Silence omert Kate Douglas upon which the order and stability of the Honor culture depends We all sin and we all have our secrets the crimes committed to cover those sins in the name of Honor are worse than the sins themselves Once the authorities are involved order and the appearance of virtue must be restored at any cost Snake Charmer uid est veritas What is truth Appearances are deceiving and only God sees things as they really are Moreover people tend to believe facts that conform to the reality they wish to believe and ignore facts to the contrary Paolo Sarpi an historical figure who makes a brief appearance in Thirst alludes to the limits of human knowledge and perception This epistemological problem brought to mind Machiavelli s observation in The Prince Everyone sees what you appear to be few experience what you really are Mary Donnarumma Sharnick has written a gripping narrative that follows the trail of numerous interconnected misdeeds lies betrayals rapes murders and cover Selected Poems ups as they snake through Venice like the intricate network of canals around which the city is built The characters are three dimensional and believable the imagery powerful the prose polished the dramatic structure skilful and compelling Even at the point where the tragic denouement seemed inevitable the strength of the narrative held my interest Throughout I Takeout Menu Organizer unuenchable at least if one solely relies Secrets from the Grave St Martin's True Crime Library upon material means of refreshment Thirst is an outstanding historical novel that appeals to the reader at many levels as a meticulously researched period mystery a thriller a romance and above all as a psychologically complex novel of ideas and a work of considerable literary merit Highly recommended

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Thirst author Mary Donnarumma Sharnick free read Î 6 Er's death compels him to accuse his maternal aunt the Abbess of San Zaccaria of murder The ruthless Abbess deflects attention from herself by demonizing Leonora's fellow nun and lover Suor Serafina as well as members of her own family She is ably assisted by the feared and implacable Office of the Inuisition The subseuent public trial brings together all of Venice and tests familial religious sexual and politi. From the first few pages the book sparks the reader s interest in turning the next page without respite The story moves with precision and clarity in all respects Every successive paragraph uickens the pace of mystery and the labyrinth of unfolding secrets of lives that are connected by birth sin fate destiny and of course Venice Historical fiction is an appealing genre in that it informs educates and entertains Mary Donnarumma Sharnick demonstrates that her research knowledge interests and excellent writing are perfectly suited to authoring this captivating book of historic fiction The historical setting comes to life by both authoritative facts and the subtle nuances of the norms folkways and values of the period It is evident that the author truly knows and understands the Venice of 1613 and uses that wisdom to capture the reader as an enthusiastic witness to what was and what might have been For those reasons Thirst has value for any reader who appreciates a good story In a deeper sense for the discerning reader Mrs Sharnick s story presents a philosophical and timeless uestion regarding truth The characters and plot of Thirst are entwined in the timeless pursuit of truth but it is like an uncertain voyage impeded by mutinous shipmates The characters are challenged to assess the value and cost of truth to themselves society and ultimately mankind In many ways the book is a parable of man s elusive search for truth s immutable existence for use as a trusted compass in the uest to find moral certitude The price of that search by any individual can exact a heavy price as we find in Thirst as each character must make a fateful choice The value of truth and the cost of survival is the stark choice As Thirst demonstrates for most truth is not only elusive and clouded by perception it also can present a clear and present danger to the fabric of the community and its hierarchy Thirst is a thrilling story of that danger to Venice in 1613 but it could be any city in any age If you enjoy a good mystery read this book If you appreciate the challenge of seeking truth s existence and its inherent obligations and dangers read this book I hope to see Thirst as a movie and will anxiously anticipate another book from Mrs Sharnick The Photographers Quick Guide to Photoshop Cs6 uickens the pace of mystery and the labyrinth of Petals Drifting understands the Venice of 1613 and uyền Sư uses that wisdom to capture the reader as an enthusiastic witness to what was and what might have been For those reasons Thirst has value for any reader who appreciates a good story In a deeper sense for the discerning reader Mrs Sharnick s story presents a philosophical and timeless An Introduction to the Old Testament Prophetic Books uestion regarding truth The characters and plot of Thirst are entwined in the timeless pursuit of truth but it is like an Kate Douglas uncertain voyage impeded by mutinous shipmates The characters are challenged to assess the value and cost of truth to themselves society and Snake Charmer ultimately mankind In many ways the book is a parable of man s elusive search for truth s immutable existence for Selected Poems use as a trusted compass in the

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Thirst author Mary Donnarumma Sharnick free read Î 6 Cal alliances Old secrets are revealed to an avid crowd seeking cruel entertainment forcing all present to wonder if it is possible to discover the entire truth At once comforted by the ceaseless lap and sway of the enclosed Lagoon and threatened by the efficient cruelty of the Republic those whose tale this is live and breathe in an ever shifting world of bigotry and prejudice Venice is never uite what it seem. ARC given by NetgalleyAllow me a slight deviation on the topic of this book In Portugal there is this idea that if you re smart you can write books well That s why we have so many books written by teachers journalists politicians etc that are absolutely unbearable because the person might be smart and an expert in their field but that doesn t mean they can write Because you guessed it writing is something you need to learn to do If we don t expect a butcher to be able to perform surgeries why do we expect journalists to be able to write booksThat rant done that is the chief problem with this book This writer well can t write Oh she tries very hard that shows but I remember that one of my earlier thoughts on the book were This sounds like something written by a history teacher And when I was done reading it lo and behold I find that the author is a history major Yeah It shows The only reason this books doesn t get one star less is because individually the scenes are very instructive We learn a LOT about the Venetian society of the time and if you look at this book not as a book but a guide to societyra you actually pick up some interesting things Unfortunately that also means that unlike a lot of books which are than the sum of its parts this book just isn tThere isn t a clear protagonist at least 4 of them scenes jump back and forth in time and protagonist so god help you if you don t remember just who that character is and what heris story is because it means you might spend half the chapter trying to identify who this is about especially problematic with the Nuns because they have different names in their civilian life and as Nuns And then there is the issue with some of the scenes focusing on lesser almost nameless characters This is the danger of people who follow religiously the Show don t tell motto We get swamped with details that just contribute to confuse you and distract you from the main story There should be an addendum to this SDT motto only Show IMPORTANT things that contribute to the story Knowing that Victoria whose only role is to make a small testimony in trial was violated anally when she was younger just comes across as a pointless attempt at being edgy and darkThe structure is a mess the main story isn t clear the side plots are many and follow different characters so this book is not particularly pleasant or easy to read The only recommendation I could do was for people interested in the era and read this as a series of disconnected scenes portraying the several classes and society of the era in VeniceI m still puzzled by the cover blurb that says Venice will never be the same since the conflict is uite small in the grand scheme of things and the establishment wins in the end so any changes are uickly smoothed over and forgotten


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    KINDLE [Thirst author Mary Donnarumma Sharnick] Mary Donnarumma Sharnick ☆ 6 characters review Thirst author Mary Donnarumma Sharnick 1613 The Republic of Venice has already reached its zenith as a sea power controlling trade in the eastern Mediter

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    summary × PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Mary Donnarumma Sharnick KINDLE [Thirst author Mary Donnarumma Sharnick] Mary Donnarumma Sharnick ☆ 6 characters From the first few pages the book sparks the reader's interest in turning the next page without respite The story moves with precision and clarity in all respects Every successive paragraph uickens the pace of mystery and the labyrinth of unfolding secrets of lives that are connected by birth sin fate destiny and of course

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    KINDLE [Thirst author Mary Donnarumma Sharnick] Mary Donnarumma Sharnick ☆ 6 characters summary × PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Mary Donnarumma Sharnick ARC given by NetgalleyAllow me a slight deviation on the topic of this book In Portugal there is this idea that if you're smart you can write bo

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    KINDLE [Thirst author Mary Donnarumma Sharnick] Venice in 1613 can be a brutal place Captain Lorenzo Contarini witnesses a prime example when he sees a newborn infant deliberately tossed into a canal to drown The baby’s mother soon joins it in death when she hangs herse

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    review Thirst author Mary Donnarumma Sharnick summary × PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Mary Donnarumma Sharnick Mary Donnarumma Sharnick ☆ 6 characters Almost every character in Thirst has a secret or than one Secrets from the past threaten the present which is no

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    KINDLE [Thirst author Mary Donnarumma Sharnick] summary × PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Mary Donnarumma Sharnick Mary Donnarumma Sharnick ☆ 6 characters Published by Fireship Press in 2012Set in 1613 Venice Thirst A Novel is a story of family secrets racial purity religion and raw power This is t

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