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Melodie Winawer


Melodie Winawer is a physician-scientist and Associate Professor of Neurology at Columbia University. A graduate of Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University with degrees in biological psychology, medicine and epidemiology, she has published 47 non-fiction articles and book chapters. She is fluent in Spanish and French, literate in Latin and has a passable knowledge of Italian. Dr. Winawer lives with her spouse and their three young children in Brooklyn, New York.

Her first novel, "The Scribe of Siena," is equal parts transporting love story and gripping historical conspiracy--think "The Girl with a Pearl Earring" meets "Outlander"--debut author Melodie Winawer takes readers deep into medieval Italy, where the past and present blur and a twenty-first century woman will discover a plot to destroy Siena.

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Book:
The Scribe of Siena
Fiction / Literature
Touchstone
January 2018
ISBN 9781501152269
464 pages
$16.00, NYP
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“Readers of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander and Tracy Chevalier’s Girl with a Pearl Earring…will be swept away by the spell of medieval Siena” (Library Journal, starred review) in this transporting love story and gripping historical mystery. More/less

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