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Dunant's Novel 'Birth of Venus'

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Dunant's Novel 'Birth of Venus'

Dunant's Novel 'Birth of Venus'

Dunant's Novel 'Birth of Venus'

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Author Sarah Dunant's historical novel The Birth of Venus is set in 15th-century Florence. The book portrays a young woman's growing appreciation for art — and for one artist in particular. Hear NPR's Liane Hansen and Dunant.