Books set in Italy (60)


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Accabadora by Michela Murgia EN

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Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
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The award winning Accabadora is an exceptional English–language debut, written with intriguing subtlety reflecting a sensual picture of local Italian life and death in villages during the 1950's. A time where family ties and obligations still decide much of life's ebb and flow. A must read for those who love a touch of the unusual. Formerly beautiful and at one time betrothed to a fallen soldier, Bonaria Urrai has a long held covenant with the dead. Midwife to the dying, easing their suffering and sometimes ending it, she is revered and feared in equal measure as the village's Accabadora. When... continue


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Adua by Igiaba Scego EN

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Country: Africa / Somalia flag Somalia
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A searing novel about a young immigrant woman's dream of freedom in Rome and the legacies of her African past.

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An Equal Music by Vikram Seth EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
Country: Asia / India flag India
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The author of the international bestseller A Suitable Boy returns with a powerful and deeply romantic tale of two gifted musicians. Michael Holme is a violinist, a member of the successful Maggiore Quartet. He has long been haunted, though, by memories of the pianist he loved and left ten years earlier, Julia McNicholl. Now Julia, married and the mother of a small child, unexpectedly reenters his life and the romance flares up once more. Against the magical backdrop of Venice and Vienna, the two lovers confront the truth about themselves and their love, about the music that both unites and div... continue

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Artemisia by Anna Banti EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
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Artemisia Gentileschi was an Italian Baroque painter, today considered one of the most accomplished painters in the generation following that of Caravaggio.


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Christ Stopped at Eboli by Carlo Levi EN

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Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
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Temple Rome has variant printings.


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De acht bergen by Paolo Cognetti NL

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Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
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Pietro is een stadsjongen uit Milaan. Zijn vader is scheikundige, en gefrustreerd door zijn werk in een fabriek. Zijn ouders delen een liefde voor de bergen, dat is waar ze elkaar ontmoetten, waar ze verliefd werden en waar ze trouwden in een kerkje aan de voet van de berg. Door deze gedeelde passie kan hun relatie voortbestaan, zelfs wanneer tragische gebeurtenissen plaatsvinden. Het stadsleven vervult hen vaak met gevoelens van spijt dat ze niet voor een ander leven hebben gekozen. Dan ontdekken ze een dorpje in het Noord-Italiaanse Val d’Aosta, waar het gezin vanaf dat moment iedere z... continue