Tag Archives: Italy

Breaking the Rules

The Brave Escape of Edith Wharton: A Biography by Connie N. Wooldridge is a YA book, but due to its content, I’m a bit surprised. I found this at a library book sale and brought it home because I’ve read and … Continue reading

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There’s No Place Called Home

Women in Sunlight by Frances Mayes was oa grueling chore for me to read. It is the story of Kit, a woman in her forties who is an American now living in Tuscany, Italy and in the process of writing … Continue reading

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Bad Luck

The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames is a recently published novel which left me very disappointed. This fictional story about a woman named Stella is narrated by her granddaughter. In the beginning, Stella is an … Continue reading

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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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