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  • Author:
    Ricci, Nino
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    Set in Toronto and Italy, this powerful sequel to In a Glass House explores the sometimes forbidden aspect of desire and one's longing for what is unrecoverable. Victor Innocente remeets his half-sister in Toronto, shortly after...

  • Author:
    Graziani, E.
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    Bruna is the youngest of seven children, living an idyllic life in a small Italian village in northern Tuscany. Though the Second World War has been raging in Europe for some time, the dangers haven’t seemed to reach her, and the...

  • Author:
    Wolfe, Suzanne M.
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    Still reeling from her recent divorce, Rachel Piers steps off the plane in Rome, prepared to embark on a demanding art restoration project that could enhance her reputation as a rising star in her profession. As she uncovers layers of...

  • Author:
    Leon, Donna
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    When Venetian detective Commissario Guido Brunetti is called to investigate a presumed suicide in Venice's elite military academy, his inquiries are immediately met with a wall of silence. The young man is the son of a doctor and former...

  • Author:
    Ferrante, Elena
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    Following her mother's mysterious death, Delia embarks on a voyage of discovery through the streets of her native Naples searching for the truth about her family. A series of mysterious telephone calls leads her to compelling and...

  • Author:
    Wooller, Geraldine
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    Eleanor is returning to Italy after a fifteen-year absence. She is out to lay old ghosts to rest and to examine at a distance the grief that stalks her. The journey leads her to seek out old acquaintances: some she can take up with...

  • Author:
    Livy
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    Livy chronicles the events of the Second Punic War between Rome and Carthage, until the Battle of Zama in 202 BC. He vividly recreates the immense armies of Hannibal, complete with elephants, crossing the Alps; the panic as they...

  • Author:
    FUNKE, Cornelia Caroline
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    Two orphaned brothers are on the run, hiding among the crumbling canals and misty alleyways of Venice. The brothers' freedom is threatened by a bungling detective hired by their aunt. They find shelter in an old, disused cinema...

  • Author:
    Ferrante, Elena
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    Here is the dazzling saga of two women: the brilliant, bookish Elena and the fiery, uncontainable Lila. Through all of life's discoveries, vagaries, and losses, the women's friendship has remained the gravitational center of...

  • Author:
    Camilleri, Andrea
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    Lawyer and journalist Matteo Teresi discovers the existence of a secret sect which initiates devout virgins into the rites of married life, preying on their naivete while promising them divine grace.

  • Author:
    Park, Jacqueline
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    A sweeping saga of intrigue and romance set during the Italian Renaissance and told through the eyes of Grazia dei Rossi, a young Jewish woman torn between duty and forbidden romance, who wins our hearts with her recorded secrets of...

  • Author:
    Camilleri, Andrea
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    Vigàta is bustling as the new filming location for a Swedish television series set in 1950. The director asks locals to track down movies and vintage photos to faithfully recreate the air of Vigàta in that time. Engineer Ernesto...

  • Author:
    Reynard, Sylvain
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    Raven and her sister, Cara, are at the mercy of a small detachment of Florentine vampyres, who are delivering them as a peace offering to the feared Curia in Rome. Though she's unsure William survived the coup that toppled his...

  • Author:
    Durant, Will
    Summary:

    This volume chronicles the history of Italy from 1304 to 1576. In this masterful work, listeners will encounter Italy's early poets, art, politics, religion, wars, Da Vinci, the Borgias, and much more.

  • Author:
    Plautus, Titus Maccius
    Summary:

    Plautus's broad humor, shown in some of the earliest surviving Latin plays, reflects Roman manners and contemporary life. This briliant collection includes: The Pot of Gold (Aulularia), The Prisoners (Captivi), The Brothers Menaechmus (...

  • Author:
    James, Henry
    Summary:

    Following the death of her father, Isabel Archer leaves the comforts of Albany, New York to stay with her aunt Lydia Touchett at her London estate. There she meets Lydia's rich husband, David, her cousin Ralph, and the Touchetts's proud...

  • Author:
    Quiviger, Pascale
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    Marianne, a young Montrealer, has come to live in Tuscany to draw and write and examine her life. Here she meets Marco, a temptingly seductive man who still lives in his mother's house and who's not prepared to commit himself to...

  • Author:
    Hardy, Melissa, Henderson, Saffron
    Summary:

    Mariuccia Umbellino is a young woman living in the remote mountain village of Montemonaco, Italy, in the early years of the 19th century. Nearby, the secret recesses of the Grotto of the Fates-home to an ancient oracle of Apollo-are...

  • Author:
    Eco, Umberto
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    The year is 1327. Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate. When his delicate mission is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths, Brother William...

  • Author:
    Ferrante, Elena
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    Leda, a middle-aged divorcée, is alone for the first time in years when her daughters leave home to live with their father. Her initial, unexpected sense of liberty turns to ferocious introspection following a seemingly trivial...

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