Barbara Quick Brings 18th-Century Venice to Life in 'Vivaldi's Virgins'

East Bay Express | August 7, 2008
What drew the Berkeley author to its intoxicating setting was mainly her love of the stage: In 18th-century Venice, Quick says, "daily life itself was theater. There were masks, costumes, and intrigue for much of the year."

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