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The Waters of Eternal Youth

(2016)
(Book 25 in the Guido Brunetti series)
A novel by

 
 
The twenty-fifth mystery in the New York Times–bestselling series “is cause for celebration. . . . Leon brilliantly exposes the corrupt world of Venice” (Bay Area Reporter).
 
At a fundraising dinner for a Venetian charity, a wealthy and aristocratic patroness asks Brunetti if he will investigate the fifteen-year-old attempted drowning of her granddaughter, which left the girl irreparably brain damaged. Brunetti’s not sure what to do, but out of a mixture of curiosity, pity, and a willingness to fulfill the wishes of a guilt-wracked older woman—who happens to be his mother-in-law’s best friend—he agrees.
 
Brunetti soon finds himself unable to let the case rest, if indeed there is a case. Awash in the haunting story of a woman trapped in a damaged perpetual childhood and the rhythms and concerns of contemporary Venetian life, from historical preservation to housing to new waves of African migrants, The Waters of Eternal Youth is another wonderful addition to this series.
 
“Donna Leon’s Venetian mysteries never disappoint . . . A bittersweet story that makes us appreciate Brunetti’s philosophical take on the indignities, insanities, and cruelties of life.” —The New York Times Book Review
 
“A new Brunetti adventure is always worth celebrating. . . . In a marvelous and moving last scene, we glimpse a moment of almost transcendent beauty that makes us realize again how important this series is to our reading lives.” —Booklist (starred review)
 
“Leon’s latest novel marks the 25th anniversary of her wonderfully atmospheric series. . . . A sweet poignancy flows through Leon’s narrative like the faint smell of chrysanthemums bordering the ancient palazzos.” —Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Genre: Mystery

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Title: The Waters of Eternal Youth: Brunetti 25
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 1-78515-076-6 / 978-1-78515-076-0 (UK edition)
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Title: The Waters of Eternal Youth: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery (The Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries)
Author(s): Donna Leon, Donna Leon
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Title: The Waters of Eternal Youth (A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery)
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Title: The Waters of Eternal Youth: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery (The Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries, 25)
Author(s): Donna Leon, Donna Leon
ISBN: 0-8021-2637-5 / 978-0-8021-2637-5 (USA edition)
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Title: The Waters of Eternal Youth: Brunetti 25
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Title: The Waters of Eternal Youth: Brunetti 25
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Title: The Waters of Eternal Youth: Brunetti 25
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ISBN: 1-78515-075-8 / 978-1-78515-075-3 (UK edition)
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Title: The Waters of Eternal Youth: Brunetti 25
Author(s): Donna Leon
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Title: The Waters of Eternal Youth: Brunetti 25
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Title: The Waters of Eternal Youth: Brunetti 25
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Title: The Waters of Eternal Youth (The Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries)
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 1-66444-947-7 / 978-1-66444-947-3 (USA edition)
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Title: The Waters of Eternal Youth: Brunetti 25
Author(s): Donna Leon
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Title: The Waters of Eternal Youth (Commissario Brunetti Book 25)
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