Tag Archives: Italy

Obsessed Genius

Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson is a new biography based on the great master’s notebooks. Leonardo was a copious note taker so there’s a lot here to digest, but I learned much I never knew about his life and … Continue reading

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Islands in a Storm

Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave left me speechless! I think it’s an incredible novel. Loosely inspired by the author’s grandfather’s experiences while stationed in Malta with other British soldiers during World War Two, this historical fiction blew me … Continue reading

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Unsung Hero

Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan was recommended to me by my niece Laura. It is an amazing true story about Pino Lella, a young Italian man who chauffeured a top Nazi general around Italy and neighboring countries during WWII. … Continue reading

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Love and Marriage

Because I enjoyed the first novel in the series by Elena Ferrante, I decided to continue and read the second, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay. I was not disappointed, in fact, I liked this sequel more than the … Continue reading

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Two Paths in the Woods

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante is the first in a series of four novels by a popular Italian author who writes using a pseudonym. That is a word I don’t hear often! No matter who wrote this story, I … Continue reading

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In Search of Glory

Napoleon: Life, legacy, and image: A biography by Alan Forrest is an interesting biography about the famous Corsican man of humble beginnings who promoted himself to Emperor in the 19th century. I have always been fascinated by Napoleon and decided … Continue reading

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Keep Digging

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca is a well researched book about a real life female detective named Mrs. Grace Humiston and her incredible story. Solving baffling cases and championing the rights of the underserved earned Grace her well-deserved nickname. … Continue reading

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