17th century Venice is fascinating time and place in history; especially for Jews. Join me for a conversation with Nina Wachsman about her latest book, A Gallery of Beauties. Her protagonist, Diana, daughter of the chief rabbi of Venice, must decide if she wants her life to remain centered in the Jewish Ghetto, or to become a protege of a famous Venician courtesan. Of course, above all else, she must avoid becoming the next victim of the local poisoner.
Here’s the link to her website to get the free 6 chapter download: https://venicebeauties.com/
Learn more about Nina’s efforts to connect peopel with rare diseases with treatments and clinical trials at: https://knowrare.com/blog
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