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The Gondola Maker
(Venetian Artisans, #2)
by Laura Morelli
- Author: Laura Morelli
- Series: Venetian Artisans, #2
- Format: paperback, 298 pages
- Release date: March 3, 2014
- Places: Venice
- Genres: italy, fiction, historical, amazon, literature
- Publisher: Laura Morelli
- Language: english
- ISBN: 9780989367103 (098936710X)
About The Book
From the author of Made in Italy comes a tale of artisanal tradition and family bonds set in one of the world’s most magnificent settings: Renaissance Venice.Venetian gondola-maker Luca Vianello considers his whole life arranged. His father charted a course for his eldest son from the day he was born, and Luca is positioned to inherit one of the city’s most esteemed boatyards. But when Luca experiences an unexpected tragedy in the boatyard, he believes that his destiny lies elsewhere. Soon he finds himself drawn to restore an antique gondola with the dream of taking a girl for a ride.
The Gondola Maker brings the centuries-old art of gondola-making to life in the tale of a young man’s complicated relationship with his master-craftsman father. Lovers of historical fiction will appreciate the authentic details of gondola craftsmanship, along with an intimate first-person narrative set against the richly textured backdrop of 16th-century Venice.
Laura Morelli holds a Ph.D. in art history from Yale University, where she was a Bass Writing Fellow and Mellon Doctoral Fellow. She authored a column for National Geographic Traveler called “The Genuine Article” and contributes pieces about authentic travel to national magazines and newspapers. Laura has been featured on CNN Radio, Travel Today with Peter Greenberg, The Frommers Travel Show, and in USA TODAY, Departures, House & Garden Magazine, Traditional Home, the Denver Post, Miami Herald, The Chicago Tribune, and other media.
Recently Morelli’s art history lesson, “What’s the difference between art and craft?” was produced and distributed by TED-Ed. Laura has taught college-level art history at Trinity College in Rome, as well as at Northeastern University, Merrimack College, St. Joseph College, and the College of Coastal Georgia. Laura has lived in five countries, including four years in Italy.
Laura Morelli is the author of the guidebook series that includes ‘Made in Italy’, ‘Made in France’, and ‘Made in the Southwest’, all published by Rizzoli / Universe.
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