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'Venetian Stories' Reveals Heartbeat of Famed Italian City

Jane Turner Rylands' first book, Venetian Stories, is a fictional journey into the heart of Venice. It's a series of stories about the people who live in the Italian city, drawn from the 30 years the author spent there. Hear Rylands and NPR's Lynn Neary.

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Lynn Neary is an NPR arts correspondent covering books and publishing.