December Book Selection:
The Birth of Venus
by Sarah Dunant
A historical fiction set in Renanissance Italy, in the world of artists, merchants and the powerful aristocrats.
Alessandra is an intelligent & talented young woman living in Florence during the Renaissance. She doesn't have too many options though - get married or join a convent. While she must to conform to the rules of society, she figures out a way to succumb to her own passion as well.