The Agony and the Ecstasy
by Irving Stone

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"Grandma (Marjorie Hinckley) loves to read.  When I received my mission call to Rome, she said, 'You must read The Agony and the Ecstasy.  You will love it and appreciate the greatness of Rome even more'." 
                                       Jennie H. Soulier, granddaughter to Sister Hinckley

Beautifully painted portrait of the life and times of Michelangelo.  Throughout this book I felt the agony, but also the triumphant while experiencing one of the greatest and most richly expressed pieces of literature.  Filled with schemes, obsessions, and perseverance with an added bonus lesson in Italian art, politics and history.

If you don't have a deep desire to be roaming around the great cities of Italy after this one, well, as Nacho Libre so poignantly expressed,
"You're crassy!"
 

Happy Reading
~Caryn

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