That Summer in Sicily

Written By Marlena de Blasi
That Summer in Sicily
  • Publsiher : Ballantine Books
  • Release : 05 August 2008
  • ISBN : 0345513339
  • Pages : 320 pages
  • Rating : 3/5 from 8 reviews
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Read or download book entitled That Summer in Sicily written by Marlena de Blasi which was release on 05 August 2008, this book published by Ballantine Books. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “At villa Donnafugata, long ago is never very far away,” writes bestselling author Marlena de Blasi of the magnificent if somewhat ruined castle in the mountains of Sicily that she finds, accidentally, one summer while traveling with her husband, Fernando. There de Blasi is befriended by Tosca, the patroness of the villa, an elegant and beautiful woman-of-a-certain-age who recounts her lifelong love story with the last prince of Sicily descended from the French nobles of Anjou. Sicily is a land of contrasts: grandeur and poverty, beauty and sufferance, illusion and candor. In a luminous and tantalizing voice, That Summer in Sicily re-creates Tosca’s life, from her impoverished childhood to her fairy-tale adoption and initiation into the glittering life of the prince’s palace, to the dawning and recognition of mutual love. But when Prince Leo attempts to better the lives of his peasants, his defiance of the local Mafia’s grim will to maintain the historical imbalance between the haves and the have-nots costs him dearly. The present-day narrative finds Tosca sharing her considerable inherited wealth with a harmonious society composed of many of the women–now widowed–who once worked the prince’s land alongside their husbands. How the Sicilian widows go about their tasks, care for one another, and celebrate the rituals of a humble, well-lived life is the heart of this book. Showcasing the same writerly gifts that made bestsellers of A Thousand Days in Venice and A Thousand Days in Tuscany, That Summer in Sicily, and de Blasi’ s marvelous storytelling, remind us that in order to live a rich life, one must embrace both life’s sorrow and its beauty. Here is an epic drama that takes readers from Sicily’s remote mountains to chaotic post-war Palermo, from the intricacies of forbidden love to the havoc wreaked by Sicily’s eternally bewildering culture.

That Summer in Sicily

That Summer in Sicily
  • Author : Marlena de Blasi
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2008-08-05
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0345513339
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Summary : NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “At villa Donnafugata, long ago is never very far away,” writes bestselling author Marlena de Blasi of the magnificent if somewhat ruined castle in the mountains of Sicily that she finds, accidentally, one summer while traveling with her husband, Fernando. There de Blasi is befriended by ...

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  • Publisher : Enchanted Lion Books
  • Release Date : 2019-10-15
  • Total pages : 40
  • ISBN : 0345513339
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  • Publisher : Heinemann Educational Books
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
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  • Release Date : 2014-06-03
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  • ISBN : 0345513339
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