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After the death of her longtime friend and flatmate, retired British history teacher Julia Garnet does something completely out of character: She takes a six-month rental on a modest apartment in Venice. She befriends a young Italian boy and English twins who are restoring a fourteenth-century chapel. And she falls in love for the first time in her life with an art dealer named Carlo.

Juxtaposing Julia's journey of self-discovery with the apocryphal tale of Tobias and the Archangel Raphael, Miss Garnet's Angel tells a lyrical, incandescent story of love, loss, miracles, and redemption and of one woman's transformation and epiphany.

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“Artfully wrought, told with a bracing directness and lucidity...a gem.” The Wall Street Journal

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"Novel-writing at its finest and most eloquent...splendid...the sort of book that effortlessly, like angels, or sunlight on Venice's rippling waterways, casts brightness and beauty into those private and most shadowed recesses of the human heart." The Christian Science Monitor

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Stories magically unfold within this novel's tale of Miss Julia Garnet, a school teacher who decides, after the death of her longtime friend, Harriet, to take an apartment for six months in Venice. Overwhelmed by the beauty of the city and its magnificent art, Miss Garnet's English reserve begins to melt away. For the first time in her life she falls in love and her once ordinary world is further transformed.

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Salley Vickers has worked as a University professor of English and a Jungian psychologist. She lives in London and Somerset.

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Marjorie Madonne, February 4, 2014 (view all comments by Marjorie Madonne)
I read "Miss Garnett's Angel" a few years ago and I loved it. It's a wonderful book for anybody who loves reading about Venice, as well as a fascinating story in its own right.
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jtcan, February 1, 2014 (view all comments by jtcan)
A captivating story, or stories- the tale of a retired schoolteacher opening her heart, not only to the usual "life and love", but also to an unsuspected dimension of existence, is interwoven with the very ancient Biblical story of Tobit, whose son is guided by an angel on a quest to recover money owed to the family. The son, Tobias, finds a wife who must be redeemed from demonic possession, and returns to cure his father of his blindness. This story is skillfully echoed and interwoven with Miss Garnet's adventures in Venice. I am almost regretting having finished the book! I feel like I am carrying the characters around with me now.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780452282971
Author:
Vickers, Salley
Publisher:
Plume
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Angels
Subject:
Single women
Subject:
British
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Venice
Subject:
Painting, Renaissance
Subject:
Chapels
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Romance - Contemporary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
2002-210006
Publication Date:
20130604
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 368 pages Plume - English 9780452282971 Reviews:
"Review" by , “Artfully wrought, told with a bracing directness and lucidity...a gem.”
"Review" by , "Novel-writing at its finest and most eloquent...splendid...the sort of book that effortlessly, like angels, or sunlight on Venice's rippling waterways, casts brightness and beauty into those private and most shadowed recesses of the human heart."
"Synopsis" by , Stories magically unfold within this novel's tale of Miss Julia Garnet, a school teacher who decides, after the death of her longtime friend, Harriet, to take an apartment for six months in Venice. Overwhelmed by the beauty of the city and its magnificent art, Miss Garnet's English reserve begins to melt away. For the first time in her life she falls in love and her once ordinary world is further transformed.
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