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Casa Rossa

Authors: Marciano, Francesca
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC045000, FIC019000
ISBN: 9780307425195, Related ISBNs: 0307425193, 0375421238, 0375726373, 9780307425195, 9780375421235
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 352,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: A crumbling farmhouse in Puglia, Casa Rossa was bought by Alina Strada’s grandfather at a time when no one else wanted it. Now busy preparing it for sale, Alina endeavors to recover the memories it still harbors—in particular of three women whose passions indelibly shaped her family’s dark past. There’s grandmother Renee, whose love of novelty won over everything else. Alina’s mother, Alba, whose marriage to a screenwriter inspired both great art and unbearable sadness. Finally Isabella, Alina’s sister, whose fervent politics drove her to ever-escalating betrayals. Moving from Jazz Age Paris to 1950s Rome to modern-day New York, but returning always to the uncompromising beauty of Italy’s south, Casa Rossa is a spellbinding story of how loves and losses, secrets and lies, resonate across the generations.
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