The Scribe Of Siena

Author: Melodie Winawer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501152254
Size: 37.34 MB
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“Like Outlander with an Italian accent.” —Real Simple “A detailed historical novel, a multifaceted mystery, and a moving tale of improbable love.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review A NEW YORK POST MUST-READ BOOK Readers of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander and Tracy Chevalier’s Girl with a Pearl Earring…will be swept away by the spell of medieval Siena” (Library Journal, starred review) in this transporting love story and gripping historical mystery. Accomplished neurosurgeon Beatrice Trovato knows that her deep empathy for her patients is starting to impede her work. So when her beloved brother passes away, she welcomes the unexpected trip to the Tuscan city of Siena to resolve his estate, even as she wrestles with grief. But as she delves deeper into her brother’s affairs, she discovers intrigue she never imagined—a 700-year-old conspiracy to decimate the city. As Beatrice explores the evidence further, she uncovers the journal and paintings of the fourteenth-century artist Gabriele Accorsi. But when she finds a startling image of her own face, she is suddenly transported to the year 1347. She awakens in a Siena unfamiliar to her, one that will soon be hit by the Plague. Yet when Beatrice meets Accorsi, something unexpected happens: she falls in love—not only with Gabriele, but also with the beauty and cadence of medieval life. As the Plague and the ruthless hands behind its trajectory threaten not only her survival but also Siena’s very existence, Beatrice must decide in which century she belongs. The Scribe of Siena is the captivating story of a brilliant woman’s passionate affair with a time and a place that captures her in an impossibly romantic and dangerous trap—testing the strength of fate and the bonds of love.

The Daughter Of Siena

Author: Marina Fiorato
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781429968720
Size: 75.87 MB
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Amid the intrigue and danger of 18th-century Italy, a young woman becomes embroiled in romance and treachery with a rider in the Palio, the breathtaking horse race set in Siena.... It's 1729, and the Palio, a white-knuckle horse race, is soon to be held in the heart of the peerless Tuscan city of Siena. But the beauty and pageantry masks the deadly rivalry that exists among the city's districts. Each ward, represented by an animal symbol, puts forth a rider to claim the winner's banner, but the contest turns citizens into tribes and men into beasts—and beautiful, headstrong, young Pia Tolomei is in love with a rider of an opposing ward, an outsider who threatens the shaky balance of intrigue and influence that rules the land.


Author: Raymond Moley
Size: 59.91 MB
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Publish Subscribe Systems

Author: Sasu Tarkoma
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118354281
Size: 73.42 MB
Format: PDF
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This book offers an unified treatment of the problems solvedby publish/subscribe, how to design and implement thesolutions In this book, the author provides an insight into thepublish/subscribe technology including the design, implementation,and evaluation of new systems based on the technology. Thebook also addresses the basic design patterns and solutions, anddiscusses their application in practical application scenarios.Furthermore, the author examines current standards and industrybest practices as well as recent research proposals in the area.Finally, necessary content matching, filtering, and aggregationalgorithms and data structures are extensively covered as well asthe mechanisms needed for realizing distributed publish/subscribeacross the Internet. Key Features: Addresses the basic design patterns and solutions Covers applications and example cases including; combiningPublish/Subscribe with cloud, Twitter, Facebook, mobile push (appstore), Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Internet of Things andmultiplayer games Examines current standards and industry best practices as wellas recent research proposals in the area Covers content matching, filtering, and aggregation algorithmsand data structures as well as the mechanisms needed for realizingdistributed publish/subscribe across the Internet Publish/Subscribe Systems will be an invaluableguide for graduate/postgraduate students and specialists in the ITindustry, distributed systems and enterprise computing, softwareengineers and programmers working in social computing and mobilecomputing, researchers. Undergraduate students will also find thisbook of interest.

An Irreverent Curiosity

Author: David Farley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101104972
Size: 47.48 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Read David Farley's posts on the Penguin Blog.A tour through the centuries and through a bizarre Italian town in search of an unbelievable relic: the foreskin of Jesus Christ In December 1983, a priest in the Italian hill town of Calcata shared shocking news with his congregation: the pride of their town, the foreskin of Jesus, had been stolen. Some postulated that it had been stolen by Satanists. Some said the priest himself was to blame. Some even pointed their fingers at the Vatican. In 2006, travel writer David Farley moved to Calcata, determined to find the missing foreskin, or at least find out the truth behind its disappearance. Farley recounts how the relic passed from Charlemagne to the papacy to a marauding sixteenth-century German solider before finally ending up in Calcata, where miracles occurred that made the sleepy town a major pilgrimage destination. Blending history, travel, and perhaps the oddest story in Christian lore, An Irreverent Curiosity is a weird and wonderful tale of conspiracy and misadventure.