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Sarah Dunant is the author of the international bestsellers The Birth of Venus and In the Company of the Courtesan, which have received major acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. Her earlier novels include three Hannah Wolfe crime thrillers, as well as Snowstorms in a Hot Climate, Transgressions, and Mapping the Edge, all three of which are available as Random House Trade Paperbacks. She has two daughters and lives in London and Florence.

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The Birth of Venus (Random House Reader's Circle Deluxe Reading Group Edition)
A Novel
Written by Sarah Dunant


Format: eBook, 504 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: March 12, 2012
Price: $13.99

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The Birth of Venus
A Novel
Written by Sarah Dunant


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: November 30, 2004
Price: $15.00

2005 BOOK SENSE BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD, ADULT NON-FICTION

Alessandra Cecchi is not quite fifteen when her father, a prosperous cloth merchant, brings a young painter back from northern Europe to decorate the chapel walls in the family’s Florentine palazzo. A child of the Renaissance, with a precocious mind and a... Read more >

The Birth of Venus
A Novel
Written by Sarah Dunant


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: November 30, 2004
Price: $11.99

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Blood and Beauty
The Borgias; A Novel
Written by Sarah Dunant


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $16.00

The New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Italian Renaissance novels—The Birth of Venus, In the Company of the Courtesan, and Sacred Hearts—has an exceptional talent for breathing life into history. Now Sarah Dunant turns her discerning eye to one of the world’s most intriguing and infamous families—the Borgias—in an... Read more >
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Blood and Beauty
The Borgias; A Novel
Written by Sarah Dunant


Format: eBook, 544 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: July 16, 2013
Price: $11.99

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In the Company of the Courtesan
A Novel
Written by Sarah Dunant


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: April 11, 2006
Price: $9.99

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In the Company of the Courtesan
A Novel
Written by Sarah Dunant


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 6, 2007
Price: $13.95

My lady, Fiammetta Bianchini, was plucking her eyebrows and biting color into her lips when the unthinkable happened and the Holy Roman Emperor’s army blew a hole in the wall of God’s eternal city, letting in a flood of half-starved, half-crazed troops bent on pillage and punishment.

Thus begins In the Company... Read more >

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Mapping the Edge
A Novel
Written by Sarah Dunant


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 12, 2002
Price: $13.95

Anna, a self-sufficient and reliable single mother, packs her bags one day for a short vacation to Italy. She leaves her beloved daughter at home in London with good friends. When Anna doesn’t return, everyone begins to make excuses, until the likelihood that she might not come back at all becomes... Read more >
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Mapping the Edge
A Novel
Written by Sarah Dunant


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: March 30, 2001
Price: $9.99

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Sacred Hearts
A Novel
Written by Sarah Dunant


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: April 6, 2010
Price: $15.00

The year is 1570, and a new novice has just been forced into the Italian convent of Santa Caterina. Ripped by her family from the man she loves, sixteen-year-old Serafina is sharp and defiant. Her first night inside the walls is spent in an incandescent rage so violent that the dispensary... Read more >
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Sacred Hearts
A Novel
Written by Sarah Dunant


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: July 14, 2009
Price: $11.99

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Snowstorms in a Hot Climate
A Novel
Written by Sarah Dunant


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: September 13, 2005
Price: $13.95

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Snowstorms in a Hot Climate
A Novel
Written by Sarah Dunant


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: December 14, 2011
Price: $9.99

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Transgressions

Written by Sarah Dunant


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: June 14, 2005
Price: $13.95

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Transgressions

Written by Sarah Dunant


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: June 14, 2005
Price: $9.99

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