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My first solo historical novel, The Virgins of Venice, set during the Renaissance, will be released worldwide on December 13, 2022 - please add it to your "want to read" list!

I am the coauthor with Janice Kirk of The Sidewalk Artist, Ciao Bella, and The Wolves of St. Peter's.

I along with Janice also have written under the pen name Meadow Taylor and have won one Canada Council for the Arts grant and two Ontario Arts Council grants.

Visit my website, join me on Facebook, and follow me on BookBub.
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"Justina is the oldest daughter of a Noble family in 16th century Florence and like most families of the day sent their oldest daughter to a convent. Instead of getting the religious education she was sent therefore she instead got an education on sca" Read more of this review »
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“One year from now, a decade, a century, half a millennium, will things be different? Dare we dream it? When we are seen for ourselves, not just as the conduit of progeny, heirs, lineage, not just as beautiful objects to be protected, inspected, appreciated, but for who we are at the core . . .”
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“I needed to bring my own gifts to my new home, not resist them, not sway to and fro like the tidal waters of the lagoon, but rather chart my own course through the shallows like an experienced boatman.”
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“Lice breeds lice, and sin breeds sin.”
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“I imagined myself a bird, looking down on our city, the Grand Canal like a snake slithering through stone, the city on either side like two hands clasped in prayer”
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“I needed to bring my own gifts to my new home, not resist them, not sway to and fro like the tidal waters of the lagoon, but rather chart my own course through the shallows like an experienced boatman.”
Gina Buonaguro, The Virgins of Venice

“Lice breeds lice, and sin breeds sin.”
Gina Buonaguro, The Virgins of Venice

“I imagined myself a bird, looking down on our city, the Grand Canal like a snake slithering through stone, the city on either side like two hands clasped in prayer”
Gina Buonaguro, The Virgins of Venice

“It was not in my nature to gossip, which put me at odds with most of my sisters at San Zaccaria, who twittered hearsay like so many flocks of birds.”
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“Knowing I should get into the habit of praying on my knees before bed, I shrugged and instead huddled under the bedcovers, the rose clasped in my hands close to my heart. The stem was very long, with all thorns removed, and an old Venetian saying came to mind: The longer the stem, the greater the love.”
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Gina Buonaguro Congratulations to Mireille Hall and Robin Pinder for winning copies of The Wolves of St. Peter's! You should receive your copy soon. We hope you enjoy reading it! - Gina & Janice


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Gina Buonaguro Our guest post on the blog of Lisa de Nikolits, author of The Witchdoctor's. Bones. #mywritingprocess

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Gina Buonaguro Best wishes to you for the holidays and 2013! We wish you a lot of happy days reading :-)


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Gina Buonaguro Falling for Rain is now available as an ebook beyond Amazon's Kindle - and at a reduced price until December 18! Just enter coupon code MJ99M at this link: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/...


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Gina Buonaguro Looking for a good summer read? Might I suggest one of my books? The Sidewalk Artist, Ciao Bella, or Falling for Rain make great beach and travel novels (good birthday and teacher gifts too). Enjoy!


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