The Dream of Scipio

The Dream of Scipio

Book - 2003
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The bestselling author of An Instance of the Fingerpost intertwines three intellectual mysteries, three love stories--and three of the darkest moments in human history.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2003
ISBN: 9781573229869
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY PEARS
Characteristics: 398 pages : map ; 23 cm


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Jun 14, 2011

Three complementary and emotionally intelligent stories set against the destruction of three vastly different cultures and belief systems - all having been based near or in Avignon. Complex and historically rich, this book blends and interogates humanism and faith. One of the best books that I read last year!

Aug 02, 2010

An interesting and troubling book, goes from epoch to epoch around the excavation of a Roman home, offering vignettes of people associated with the place in the past and present--most disturbing is the World War II epoch, but the recreation of late antiquity is absolutely breathtaking--seems like it MUST have been like that at the end of the Roman Empire in Provence.


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