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About the Book

About the Book

My Venice and Other Essays

Donna Leon has won a huge number of passionate fans and a tremendous amount of critical acclaim for her international bestselling mystery series featuring Venetian Commissario Guido Brunetti. These accolades have built up not just for her intricate plots and gripping narratives, but for her insight into the culture, politics, family life, and history of Venice, one of the world’s most-treasured cities, and Leon’s home for over 30 years. Readers love how Leon opens the doors to a private Venice, beyond the reach of the millions of international tourists who delight in the city's canals, food and art every year.

MY VENICE AND OTHER ESSAYS will be a treat for Leon's many fans, as well as for lovers of Italy and La Serenissima. For many years, Leon, who is a perennial #1 bestseller in Germany, has written essays for European publications. Collected here are the best of these: over 50 funny, charming, passionate and insightful essays that range from battles over garbage in the canals to the troubles with rehabbing Venetian real estate. She shares episodes from her life in Venice, explores her love of opera, and recounts tales from in and around her country house in the mountains. With pointed observations and humor, she also explores her family history and former life in New Jersey, and the idea of the Italian man.

My Venice and Other Essays
by Donna Leon

  • Publication Date: December 3, 2013
  • Genres: Essays, Nonfiction
  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
  • ISBN-10: 0802120369
  • ISBN-13: 9780802120366