Tag Archives: Italy

Bella

Four Seasons in Rome: On twins, insomnia, and the biggest funeral in the history of the world by Anthony Doerr provided a nice, lighthearted read after my previous undertaking, SPQR. As many of you may know, Doerr authored Pulitzer prize-winning … Continue reading

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The Art Thief by Noah Charney took me some time to grasp. On some levels, I enjoyed it. The story about three paintings which are stolen in three different countries has a good deal of art interpretation and is a … Continue reading

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Toil and Trouble

License to Quill by Jacopo Della Quercia is a clever, interesting novel based on the writing of Shakespeare’s play Macbeth. The story opens with the death of Christopher Marlowe – or so the world is led to believe. But is … Continue reading

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Peppino

Normally I save my recommendations on children’s books for the holidays, but two books by Ann Rubino recently came to my attention which I believe are wonderful and I wanted to share them with Bookwinked followers now. Peppino, Good as … Continue reading

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Isola Casa

The House at the Edge of Night by Catherine Banner is a lovely novel about four generations of a family living on a small island off the southern coast of Italy. Spanning the years during World War 1 and 2 … Continue reading

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Forgiveness and Love

The Miracles of Santo Fico by D.L. Smith is a novel about a remote Tuscan village inhabited by a collection of apathetic people whose lives and hearts are stagnant until the unexpected return of a former resident named Leo Pizzola. … Continue reading

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La Dolce Vita

100 Days of Happiness by Fausto Brizzi is an emotional story about a married man named Lucio who, just prior to his 40th birthday, discovers he has advanced cancer of the liver. Lucio has two young children, a dog who … Continue reading

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