Today's post is a showcase of the new novel of the internationally acclaimed author Alyson Richman, The Garden of Letters. Set in the backdrop of WWII Italy its an epic story in an uncertain time.
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date: 9/2/2014
THE NEW NOVEL FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE LOST WIFE
Set against the rich backdrop of World War II Italy, Garden of Letters captures the hope, suspense, and romance of an uncertain era, in an epic intertwining story of first love, great tragedy, and spectacular bravery.
Alyson's last novel The Lost Wife has been adapted for film!
Best-selling author Alyson
Richman has received both national and international praise for her work,
including 15 language translations and honorable nominations such as the Book
Sense Notable Pick in 2006. Following the success of her first three novels,
Richman’s latest book, The Lost Wife,
was critically acclaimed, chosen as a Jewish Book Council selection and winning
the Long Island Reads Pick in 2012, praised by booksellers, bloggers, and media
all around the country.
Now, Alyson Richman explores the life of a young musician
swept into the Italian Resistance during World War II in THE GARDEN OF LETTERS (Berkley Trade Paperback; September 2, 2014;
Accompanying readers back to the tumultuous times of the
1940’s, THE GARDEN OF LETTERS follows
Elodie Bertolotti, a young cello prodigy. When Mussolini’s Fascist regime
strikes her family, Elodie is drawn into the burgeoning resistance movement by
Luca, a young and impassioned bookseller, and as the occupation looms she
discovers that her unique musical talents, and her courage, have the power to
But forced to escape to the small coastal village of
Portofino, Elodie is scared and alone as she steps of the boat. Fortunately, she is rescued by Angelo
Rosselli, a young doctor shackled to guilt and haunted by his past. Attempting
to escape her own tragedies, Elodie uses her musical talent to mount her
courage and help others who suffer in the same way. In doing so, Elodie
reawakens a spirit in Angelo he thought he’d lost, which ignites a spark
between the two that changes the course of their lives forever.
THE GARDEN OF LETTERS
is an incredible story of love, courage, and the power of the human spirit
to find hope against the backdrop of war.
Alyson Richman is the bestselling author of The Mask Carver’s Son, The Rhythm of Memory, The Last Van Gogh, and The Lost Wife.
THE GARDEN OF LETTERS
by Alyson Richman
On-sale: September 2,
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