By Kathryn Kay
Set opposed to the beautiful backdrop of Florence, Italy, The Gilder is a compelling and wonderfully wrought novel of secrets and techniques, friendship, betrayal, and the straightforward offerings that vary us ceaselessly. . .
In Marina Nesmith's expert arms, even the main tarnished photo body or objet d'art might be made excellent once more. Her existence, too, turns out wonderful, a minimum of at the floor. yet progressively more, Marina is aware of what she lacks—someone to proportion her joys and sorrows with, self belief within the judgements she's made, and the braveness to inform her teenage daughter, Zoe, the reality approximately her father.
Then Marina is invited to come back to Florence, the place she lived years earlier than whereas studying her exchange as a gilder. In these heady days, she wandered the city's picturesque streets, marveling on the masterpieces within the Duomo and the Pitti Palace. within the church of Santa Croce, she met Thomas, an American photographer who, with his spouse Sarah, brought Marina to an exciting, bohemian global of paintings and wonder. via them, she additionally discovered approximately love, lies, and how one mistake can multiply into many. Now, as her prior and current collide, Marina will ultimately need to movement past the complex veneer she's crafted round herself, and locate the lifestyles that she—and Zoe—have been having a look for.
Following collage, Kathryn Kay spent 5 years dwelling in Florence, Italy, the place she studied recovery and gilding. Kathryn is the founding father of the Nantucket Writers Studio, which bargains writing workshops for girls. She has 3 grownup young ones, and lives on Nantucket Island together with her husband, Robert.
Advance compliment for Kathryn Kay and The Gilder
"After studying Kathryn Kay's gorgeous debut, I had the easiest type of cry. What a stunning, emotional novel. I enjoyed the way in which she writes approximately love, priceless secrets and techniques, and the darkish unknowability of another individual, regardless of how shut. She writes so good in regards to the vulnerability of sturdy ladies, the complexity of lengthy friendship, the methods moms and daughters safeguard one another, and candy, soft forgiveness." —Luanne Rice, New York Times bestselling author
"Kathryn Kay's The Gilder, beautifully set within the romantic urban of Florence, reminds us that love, like nice paintings, is often complicated. Kay leads her proficient artist and loving mom Marina via a brave quest as labyrinthine as an old Italian road. With patience and keenness, Marina discovers that relationships might be repaired, making what's really golden shine forth." —Nancy Thayer, New York occasions bestselling author
"The Gilder engages the reader from the first actual line. Amid sensuous information of lifestyles and paintings in Florence, Kathryn Kay tells a compelling tale of seduction and betrayal which finally transforms right into a tale of affection and redemption." –Holly Chamberlin, writer of Summer Friends
"In my booklet at the writing existence I discuss taking dangers and digging deep to discover your voice. I inform my scholars in the event that they dig for gold they are going to locate gold. i've got simply complete Kathryn Kay's debut novel, The Gilder, and, boy, has she hit the mummy lode. Her riveting tale of friendship, love, betrayal and forgiveness stored me up method past my bedtime. Kathryn writes fantastically approximately tricky issues, the issues that tear humans aside, and she or he does it with such honesty and tenderness that, essentially, her phrases come directly from the heart." —Nancy Aronie, writer of Writing From The Heart