Praise for A Tuscan Trilogy
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It is April 17, 1861 – the day that Virginia secedes from the Union and the sixteenth birthday of John Alan Muro. As the Commonwealth erupts in celebration, young Muro sees his dream of attending medical school in Philadelphia shattered by the sudden reality of war. Muro's father, believing that the Disagreement will pass, sends…
The Cielo: A Novel of Wartime Tuscany. “A moving debut novel of a luscious country.”
– Jacqueline Mitchard, best-selling author of The Deep End of the Ocean
Sparrow’s Revenge: A Novel of Postwar Tuscany. “I enthusiastically recommend Sparrow’s Revenge to anyone with the slightest interest in history, Italy or human nature – in short, to everyone.”
Dino’s Story: A Novel of 1960s Tuscany. “Salsini’s research once again is impeccable and serves well to anchor this young man’s story to an unforgettable place and time in Italian history.”
– Fred Gardaphe, distinguished professor English and Italian American Studies at Queens College and associate editor of Fra Noi.
A decade after Dino’s Story, the beloved characters of the first three novels return in this engrossing collection, all set in Florence and the beautiful hills of Tuscany. Father Lorenzo, still exhausted from the flood, is tempted by a beautiful woman. Tomasso seeks his long-lost son. Father Sangretto retaliates when a rival priest produces a “miracle.” Donna and Ezio open their farmhouse to tourists and an eccentric author is their first visitor. The women of Sant’Antonio join to help the stricken Annabella. Anna leaves the convent. Dino makes up his mind between Sophia and Francesca. And more.