Saturday, February 11, 2017

Hellenga, Robert. The Sixteen Pleasures (New York: Soho, 1994), 327 p.
Margot Harrington, a book conservator at the Newberry Library, goes to Florence in 1966 to help clean and repair flood-damaged libraries. She finds herself in a Carmelite convent drying and restoring waterlogged books. The Abbess gives Margot a work of 16th century pornography and asks her to sell it, hoping to raise enough money to save the library.

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