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The Doctor and the Diva

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The Doctor and the Diva
A Novel
By Adrienne McDonnell

"Some novels just naturally enslave you, and this is one of them... Serious and gripping... [A] brilliant debut novel. ... -- The Washington Post

Inspired by the author's family history, this novel moves from snowy Boston to the gilded balconies of Florence in a stunning tale of opera, longing, and the indomitable power of romantic obsession.

It is 1903, and Erika von Kessler - a talented opera singer and the wife of a prominent Bostonian - has struggled for years to become pregnant. Resigned to childlessness, she secretly plans to move to Italy to pursue her musical career. When the charismatic Doctor Ravell takes Erika on as a patient, he is mesmerized by her. Impetuously, he takes a shocking risk that could ruin them both.



  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics) (October 25, 2011)
  • Size: 8.8 x 5.5 x 1.2 inches

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