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  • 0 of 8 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library SCO (Text) 33500013370986 New Checked out 04/29/2021
Gonvick LINK Site SCO (Text) 33500013370994 New Checked out 04/28/2021
LARL Cataloging LARL85681 (Text) LARL85681 New On order -
Godel Memorial-Warren Library SCO (Text) 35500006453557 New On holds shelf -
Greenbush Public Library SCO (Text) 35500006453540 New On holds shelf -
Karlstad LINK Site SCO (Text) 35500006453532 New Checked out 04/28/2021
Red Lake Falls Public Library SCO (Text) 35500006454704 New Checked out 04/28/2021
Roseau Public Library SCO (Text) 35500006453565 New In transit -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525539766
  • ISBN: 052553976X
  • Physical Description: xii, 468 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Map on lining papers.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 465 - 467).
Summary, etc.:
An aspiring writer, an athlete from a professional cyclist family and a mathematics prodigy find their bond tested by a love triangle and the spread of anti-Semitism and fascism in 1937 Italy.
"Elisabetta, Marco, and Sandro grow up as the best of friends despite their differences. Elisabetta is a feisty beauty who dreams of becoming a novelist; Marco the brash and athletic son in a family of professional cyclists; and Sandro a Jewish mathematics prodigy, kind-hearted and thoughtful, the son of a lawyer and a doctor. Their friendship blossoms to love, with both Sandro and Marco hoping to win Elisabetta's heart. But in the autumn of 1937, all of that begins to change as Mussolini asserts his power, aligning Italy's Fascists with Hitler's Nazis and altering the very laws that govern Rome. In time, everything that the three hold dear - their families, their homes, and their connection to one another - is tested in ways they never could have imagined. As anti-Semitism takes legal root and World War II erupts, the threesome realizes that Mussolini was only the beginning. The Nazis invade Rome, and with their occupation come new atrocities against the city's Jews, culminating in a final, horrific betrayal. Against this backdrop, the intertwined fates of Elisabetta, Marco, Sandro, and their families will be decided, in a heartbreaking story of both the best and the worst that the world has to offer."--Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 December #2
    Fascists are often portrayed as one monolithic, Nazi block, but Scottoline, famous for her legal thrillers, focuses on a trio of young Romans to explore how Italian fascism pre-dated, inspired, and differed from what eventually subsumed it. Elisabetta has a difficult home life, but she takes solace in being the object of affection for two young men, Marco, an up-and-coming member of Mussolini's bureaucracy, and Sandro, a Jewish mathematics student whose father is also an ardent Fascist. When the Nazis' influence leads to abhorrent, anti-Semitic race laws in Italy, Jewish Fascists, fervent party members for 15 years, are astounded as everything is taken from them. When Italy attempts to leave the Axis and make a separate peace, its former German allies quickly turn into cruel occupiers, and lives are lost with astonishing speed. Scottoline conjures atmosphere and culture in lush landscapes and city scenes and delectable culinary descriptions. This nuanced take on WWII Italy offers a variety of perspectives, but at its heart, this is a love story, with heroes lost being warmly remembered and love conquering all.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: The hook is how best-selling crime writer Scottoline successfully changes course in a coming-of-age WWII love story that will entrance fans and newcomers alike. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Lisa Scottoline is the New York Times-bestselling author of thirty-two novels. She has 30 million copies of her books in print in the United States and has been published in thirty-five countries. Scottoline also writes a weekly column with her daughter for The Philadelphia Inquirer. Lisa has served as President of Mystery Writers of America and has taught a course she developed, "Justice in Fiction" at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, her alma mater. She lives in the Philadelphia area.

Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > Fiction.
Jews > Italy > Fiction.
Antisemitism > Italy > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Survival > Fiction.
Loyalty > Fiction.
Mothers and sons > Fiction.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) > Fiction.
Rome (Italy) > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Italy > History > 1922-1945 > Fiction.
FICTION / Historical / World War II.
FICTION / Women.
FICTION / Sagas.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
Rome (Empire)
Genre: Historical fiction.
Romance fiction.
Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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