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Sofia is trained in secret as a painter in her fatherâ€™s
workshop during a time when women did not paint openly. She
loves her work, but her restless spirit leads her to betray
her extraordinary gifts to marry a man who comes to despise
her for not producing a son.
After Sofiaâ€™s father is crushed by his own fresco during an
attack motivated by a vendetta, Sofia realizes she must
escape her loveless marriage. She flees to Siena, where,
disguised as a boy, she paints again. When her work attracts
the notice of a nobleman who discovers the woman under the
dirty smock, Sofia is faced with a choice that nearly
Meticulously researched settings and compelling characters
are united with a strong heroine in this rich portrait of
Revised edition: This edition of The Towers of
Tuscany includes editorial revisions.
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