Venetian Crime Book Discussion: The Girl from Venice
This month we'll be reading The Girl from Venice by Martin Cruz Smith:
Venice, 1945. The war may be waning, but the city known as La Serenissima is still occupied and the people of Italy fear the power of the Third Reich. One night, under a canopy of stars, a fisherman named Cenzo comes across a young woman’s body floating in the lagoon and soon discovers that she is still alive and in trouble.
Born to a wealthy Jewish family, Giulia is on the run from the Wehrmacht SS. Cenzo chooses to protect Giulia rather than hand her over to the Nazis. This act of kindness leads them into the world of Partisans, random executions, the arts of forgery and high explosives, Mussolini’s broken promises, the black market and gold, and, everywhere, the enigmatic maze of the Venice Lagoon.
The Girl from Venice is a thriller, a mystery, and a retelling of Italian history that will take your breath away. Most of all it is a love story.
Join facillitator Dick Abrams in an exploration of Venetian history and crime, from medieval mysteries to contemporary sleuths.
Meets every second Wednesday of the month at 3:30 pm in the Community Room.
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- Wednesday, November 14, 2018
- 3:30pm - 5:30pm
- Community Room