The Gondola Maker

The Gondola Maker

Award-winning historical fiction set in 16th-century Venice

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.


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Benjamin Franklin Award

IPPY Award for Best Adult Fiction E-book

National Indie Excellence Award Finalist

Eric Hoffer Award Finalist

Shortlisted for the da Vinci Eye Prize

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
March 2014
Hardcover 978-0989367127
Trade paperback 978-0989367103
ebook 978-0989367110


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