La vita bugiarda degli adulti

Due anni prima di andarsene di casa mio padre disse a mia madre che ero molto brutta La frase fu pronunciata sottovoce, nell appartamento che, appena sposati, i miei genitori avevano acquistato al Rione Alto, in cima a San Giacomo dei Capri Tutto gli spazi di Napoli, la luce blu di un febbraio

The Worst Kind of Want

A trip to Italy reignites a woman s desires to disastrous effect in this dark ode to womanhood, death, and sexTo cool headed, fastidious Pricilla Messing, Italy will be an escape, a brief glimpse of freedom from a life that s starting to feel like one long decline Rescued from the bedside of her

A House in the Mountains: The Women Who Liberated Italy from Fascism

The extraordinary story of four courageous women who helped form the Italian Resistance against the Nazis and the Fascists during the Second World War In the late summer of 1943, when Italy changed sides in WWII and the Germans, now their enemies, occupied the north of the country, an Italian

Messy, Wonderful Us

What if loving someone means keeping a secret that will break your heart In late 1983, a letter arrives from Italy, containing secrets so unthinkable that it is hidden away, apparently forever More than three decades later, it is found by the last person who was ever supposed to see it When

The Tuscan Child

A novel about a woman who braves her father s hidden past to discover his secrets In 1944, British bomber pilot Hugo Langley parachuted from his stricken plane into the verdant fields of German occupied Tuscany Badly wounded, he found refuge in a ruined monastery and in the arms of Sofia Bartoli.


A true crime podcast sets a housewife s present life on a collision course with her secret past The day Anna McDonald s quiet, respectable life explodes starts off like all the days before packing up the kids for school, making breakfast, listening to yet another true crime podcast Then her

Beneath a Scarlet Sky

Based on the true story of a forgotten hero, Beneath a Scarlet Sky is the triumphant, epic tale of one young man s incredible courage and resilience during one of history s darkest hours Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis He s a normal Italian teenager obsessed with music,

Once Night Falls

A harrowing historical novel of the extraordinary acts of ordinary people in Nazi occupied Italy Italy, 1943 Luca Benedetto has joined the partisans in their fight against the German troops ravaging the shores of his town on Lake Como While risking his life to free his country, Luca is also

The Road Beyond Ruin

For some people in post World War II Germany, the battle is not over August 1945 As Stefano, an Italian POW, heads toward home across war ravaged Germany, he encounters a young child beside his dead mother Unable to leave him to an unknown fate, Stefano takes the boy with him, finding refuge in a

From Sand and Ash

Italy, 1943 Germany occupies much of the country, placing the Jewish population in grave danger during World War II As children, Eva Rosselli and Angelo Bianco were raised like family but divided by circumstance and religion As the years go by, the two find themselves falling in love But the

La Tresse

Smita, Julia, Sarah Trois femmes, trois vies, trois continents Trois chemins que rien ne destine se croiser Trois histoires pourtant li es.Inde Smita est une intouchable Mari e un chasseur de rats, elle nettoie a mains nues les latrines de son village, comme le faisait sa m re Son r ve

At the Wolf's Table

The internationally bestselling novel based on the untold true story of the women conscripted to be Hitler s food tasters They called it the Wolfsschanze, the Wolf s Lair Wolf was his nickname As hapless as Little Red Riding Hood, I had ended up in his belly A legion of hunters was out

Goodbye, Paris

Jojo Moyes meets Eleanor Oliphant in Goodbye, Paris, an utterly charming novel that proves that sometimes you have to break your heart to make it whole.Grace once had the beginnings of a promising musical career, but she hasn t been able to play her cello publicly since a traumatic event at music

Love & Gelato

I made the wrong choice Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, but she isn t in the mood for Italy s famous sunshine and fairy tale landscape She s only there because it was her mother s dying wish that she get to know her father But what kind of father isn t around for sixteen years All Lina


Ci sono romanzi che toccano corde cos profonde, originarie, che sembrano chiamarci per nome quello che accade con L Arminuta fin dalla prima pagina, quando la protagonista, con una valigia in mano e una sacca di scarpe nell altra, suona a una porta sconosciuta Ad aprirle, sua sorella Adriana,

From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home

A poignant and transporting cross cultural love story set against the lush backdrop of the Sicilian countryside, where one woman discovers the healing powers of food, family, and unexpected grace in her darkest hour.It was love at first sight when Tembi met professional chef, Saro, on a street in