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The Miracles of Prato

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The Miracles of Prato

At the height of the Italian Renaissance, Filippo Lippi is a Carmelite monk at the Convent Santa Margherita, a man equally revered as a great painter and reviled as a rogue. Constantly divided between spiritual and earthly pursuits, it is there behind the cloister walls that he encounters the greatest temptation of his life. Lucrezia Buti is a penniless and beautiful young novitiate, in whose face Lippi finds the inspiration for countless Madonnas. A passionate love develops between the irascible artist and his young muse, resulting in a scandalous romance that threatens to destroy them even as it fuels some of Lippi's greatest work. It will take a miracle of undying faith, unsurpassed beauty, and unfathomable love to save all that Lippi and Lucrezia cherish.

The Miracles of Prato
by Laurie Albanese and Laura Morowitz

  • Publication Date: February 2, 2010
  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
  • ISBN-10: 0061558354
  • ISBN-13: 9780061558351