cover image The Book of Madness and Cures

The Book of Madness and Cures

Regina O’Melveny, read by Katherine Kellgren. Hachette Audio, 10.5 hrs., $29.98 ISBN 978-1-61113-619-7

Set during the Renaissance, O’Melveny’s novel follows the efforts of Dr. Gabriella Mondini to locate her long-missing father (also a medical doctor) and, in the process, save her career in the male-dominated field of medicine. Determined to bring her father home to Venice, Gabriella embarks on a quest that will test her mettle and take her across Europe and North Africa. Katherine Kellgren provides strong narration, reading with an aristocratic tone, deftly handling foreign words and phrases, and providing a diverse range of voices and accents for the characters. Kellgren’s reading of Gabriella’s travels across lush lands, seas, lakes, and mountains will pull the listener into the narrative and this audio edition. A Little, Brown hardcover. (Apr.)