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Book Title: Lambrusco: A Novel|
The author of the book: Ellen Cooney
Date of issue: April 22nd 2008
ISBN 13: 9780375424960
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 696 KB
Read full description of the books Lambrusco: A Novel:The year is 1943. The Nazis have invaded Italy; American troops have landed. At Aldo's restaurant on the Adriatic coast, Lucia Fantini entertained customers for years with her marvelous opera singing. But normal operations are over. The restaurant has been seized by nazifascisti, and a Resistance squad of waiters and local tradesmen has been formed, led by Lucia's son, Beppino. When Beppino disappears, Lucia must journey across war-devastated Italy to find him. Aided by a richly drawn cast of characters, the story of her adventures is told with the vigor, drama, and lyrical grace of an Italian opera, in a brilliantly arranged narrative that places tragic events side-by-side with high comedy, domestic intrigues, and gripping details. In this captivating story of a mother and son, Cooney enters a world of peril and chance, and brings to life the extraordinary Resistance movement of the Italian people.
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Read information about the authorI'm writing a new novel, my tenth. When I came to rural, midcoast Maine twenty-one years ago, it was supposed to be all about finding quiet for brief periods--quiet as a change from a busy, crowded life in Cambridge MA. But I stayed, and I keep on staying. All I see from the windows of my writing room are trees and sky. The ocean's close by, and the Kennebec River, and a large freshwater pond. It's a watery world. Did I start to be a better writer because of the quiet and the pace of daily life defined by light and rural-life chores? I like to think so. I would also like to think that after a lifetime of reading and writing--I published my first novel in 1983--I actually have some expertise in doing things with words, sentences, paragraphs, a story, a book. But every new book is a whole new life. Sometimes it amazes me that all my books are so different from each other. But I'm glad for that. I actually never know what's coming, once I have characters and a basic sense of a story. I feel so lucky that I keep on being surprised.
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