Tag Archives: Italy

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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Essence

Like Family by Paolo Giordano was delivered to my¬†doorstep and read during the month which will mark the my late sister Joan’s 64th birthday. It will be the first since her passing in May of this year. The irony of … Continue reading

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Discord

As the title implies, Sextet by Judy Jackson is a novel with a cast of six characters with intertwined lives. Living in London are two married couples, one booking agent, and a baby. This engrossing tale begins with a jolt … Continue reading

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