The Garden of Letters

The Garden of Letters Author Alyson Richman
ISBN-10 0425266257
ISBN-13 9780425266250
Year 2014-09-02
Pages 384
Language English
Publisher Berkley
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Written in dazzling prose and set against the rich backdrop of World War II Italy Garden of Letterscaptures the hope suspense and romance of an uncertain era in an epic intertwining story of first love great tragedy and spectacular bravery Portofino Italy 1943 A young woman steps off a boat in a scenic coastal village Although she knows how to disappear in a crowd Elodieis too terrified to slip by the German officers while carrying her poorly forged identity papers She is frozen until a man she s never met before claims to know her In desperate need of shelter Elodie follows him back to his home on the cliffs of Portofino Only months before Elodie Bertolotti was a cello prodigy in Verona unconcerned with world events But when Mussolini s Fascist regime strikes her family Elodie is drawn into the burgeoning resistance movement by Luca a young and impassioned bookseller As the occupation looms she discovers that her unique musical talents and her courage have the power to save lives In Portofino young doctor Angelo Rosselli gives the frightened and exhausted girl sanctuary He is a man with painful secrets of his own haunted by guilt and remorse But Elodie s arrival has the power to awaken a sense of hope that Angelo thought was lost to him forever

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