Stella Mia

Stella Mia Author Rosanna Chiofalo
ISBN-10 9781617738630
Year 2014-12-30
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Kensington Books
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Rosanna Chiofalo's poignant, beautifully written novel evokes the stunning scenery of Sicily and the Aeolian Islands and tells of mothers and daughters, love and sacrifice--and the choices that resound across continents and through generations. Julia Parlatone doesn't have much to remember her Italian mother by. A grapevine that Sarina planted still flourishes in the backyard of Julia's childhood home in Astoria, Queens. And there's a song, "Stella Mia," she recalls her mother singing--my star, my star, you are the most beautiful star--until the day she left three-year-old Julia behind and returned to Italy for good. Now a happily married school teacher, Julia tries not to dwell on a past she can't change or on a mother who chose to leave. But in an old trunk in the family basement, she discovers items that belonged to her mother--a song book, Tarot cards, a Sicilian folk costume--and a diary. Sarina writes unflinchingly of her harsh childhood and of a first, passionate love affair;of blissful months spent living in the enchanting coastal resort town of Taormina and the unspoiled Aeolian Islands north of Sicily as well as the reasons she came to New York. By the diary's end, Julia knows she must track down her mother in Italy and piece together the rest of the complex, bittersweet truth--a journey that, for better or worse, will change her own life forever. Praise For The Novels Of Rosanna Chiofalo Carissima "What a glorious novel this is. It's a celebration of life, love and unlikely friendship through the eyes of two very different women. Yet their similarities bind them together and will endear them to readers long after the last page is turned. Bravissima for Carissima!" --Susan Wiggs, # 1 New York Times bestselling author "Fantastico! I couldn't put it down!" --Lisa Jackson, # 1 New York Times bestselling author Bella Fortuna "Chiofalo brings the Italian immigrant community and neighborhoods richly to life." --Publishers Weekly "Reading Rosanna Chiofalo's depiction of a modern Italian-American family is like digging into a fresh bowl of pasta--warm, welcome, and satisfying. A deeply felt debut that affirms the importance of friends and family--Italian-style." --Lisa Verge Higgins, author of Random Acts of Kindness "Well-drawn characters. . .A charmer." --BookPage "Sometimes tough, sometimes tender, always heartfelt and honest, Bella Fortuna is a lively, finely-stitched tale of life and love, family and friendship, and a zest for cose Italiane!" --Peter Pezzelli, author of Home to Italy

Per seguire la mia stella

Per seguire la mia stella Author Laura Bosio
ISBN-10 9788823518889
Year 2017-03-16T00:00:00+01:00
Pages 420
Language it
Publisher Guanda
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Il romanzo che riscopre una straordinaria figura femminile sullo sfondo del Rinascimento italiano Si respira aria di melodramma in questo romanzo che, tra Storia e invenzione, riporta in vita passioni e intrighi del Rinascimento italiano e una straordinaria figura femminile a lungo dimenticata. Siamo a Lucca, città dalle cento torri e dalle cento chiese, dai bastioni possenti, ricchissima e spietata, devota e ribelle, fiera della sua indipendenza. Nel 1515, proprio a Lucca, nasce una donna simile alla sua città, orgogliosa e non domata, condannata a una vita controcorrente dal suo stesso essere donna e da un precoce talento poetico. Figlia di mercanti che esportano le loro finissime stoffe in tutta Europa, Chiara Matraini non è nobile né cortigiana, le sole condizioni che le permetterebbero un riconoscimento pubblico. Nel suo destino c’è un futuro di moglie e madre con un’oscura vita tra le mura di un palazzo. Invece Chiara, forte degli studi che i genitori le hanno consentito, decide di diventare una letterata, di più, una poetessa, pubblicando con il suo nome un volume di Rime che ottiene molti consensi. Una scelta che paga duramente, senza smettere mai di lottare, per amore del figlio, della poesia e dell’uomo a cui si lega dopo la morte del marito, suscitando scandalo. Attorno a lei, un mondo in rapido cambiamento, tra la scoperta di terre fino ad allora sconosciute, la finanza nascente, le inquietudini artistiche, le guerre di dominio e gli aspri conflitti religiosi.

Casanova s Secret Wife

Casanova s Secret Wife Author Barbara Lynn-Davis
ISBN-10 9781496712325
Year 2017-07-25
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Kensington
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“Full of passion and rich historical detail . . . an enthralling read, impossible to put down.” —Phyllis T. Smith, bestselling author of I Am Livia and The Daughters of Palatine Hill “This is Venice beneath the mask: A dark and fascinating love story hiding in the shadows of the golden city.” —Marina Fiorato, bestselling author of The Glassblower of Murano Set in eighteenth-century Venice and based on an actual account by Giacomo Casanova—here is a lush tale of desire and risk, offering a little known portrait of the writer as a young man. Caterina Capreta was an innocent girl of fourteen when she caught the attention of the world’s most infamous chronicler of seduction: Giacomo Casanova. Intoxicated by a fierce love, she wed Casanova in secret. But his shocking betrayal inspired her to commit an act that would mark her forever . . . Now twenty years later on the island of Murano, the woman in possession of Caterina’s most devastating secret has appeared with a request she cannot refuse: to take in a noble-born girl whose scandalous love affair resembles her own. But the girl’s presence stirs up unwelcome memories of Caterina’s turbulent past. Tested like never before, she reveals the story of the man she will never forget . . . Bringing to life a fascinating chapter in the history of Venice, Casanova’s Secret Wife is a tour de force that charts one woman’s journey through love and loss to redemption. “Seductive and unforgettable” —Harmony Verna, author of Daughter of Australia “Breathtaking, beautiful . . . will mesmerize readers." —Rosanna Chiofalo, author of Stella Mia

The Twins of Tessar

The Twins of Tessar Author Christine Kate Castigliano
ISBN-10 9780982249901
Year 2009-05-01
Pages 316
Language en
Publisher Christine Castigliano
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Alone in her ramshackle house, 13-year-old Yolanda Mae Crick looks in the mirror and sees a boy's face instead of her own. Yolanda follows his reflection to the ancient world of Tessar, where she learns to use her extraordinary gift, the vision to see the truth. But will she ever find the real boy behind the reflection?

Kitchen Science Lab for Kids

Kitchen Science Lab for Kids Author Liz Lee Heinecke
ISBN-10 9781592539253
Year 2014-08-01
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Quarry
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DIVHands-On Family: Kitchen Science Lab for Kids offers 52 fun science activities for families to do together. The experiments can be used as individual projects, for parties, or as educational activities groups./div

Peregrin d amore

Peregrin d amore Author Eraldo Affinati
ISBN-10 9788852025785
Year 2012-05-22
Pages 416
Language it
Publisher Edizioni Mondadori
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Cosa significa essere italiani? Eraldo Affinati lo chiede a Dante e Petrarca, Boccaccio e Leopardi, Campana e Fenoglio. Pellegrino nei luoghi della nostra letteratura, trasformati e resi quasi irriconoscibili dalla modernità, gli accadono le avventure più incredibili...

Il bambino di No

Il bambino di No  Author Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
ISBN-10 9788858635001
Year 2012-09-06T00:00:00+02:00
Pages 126
Language it
Publisher Bur
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Un piccolo capolavoro dove l’elemento fiabesco e quello storico si alternano in umane vicende che tessono la trama fitta dell’esistenza. La Sicilia