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Across the River and Into the Trees

Thumbtack    Across the River and Into the Trees by Ernest Hemingway

Set in Venice at the close of World War II, "Across the River and into the Trees" is the bittersweet story of a middle-aged American colonel, scarred by war and in failing health, who finds love with a young Italian countess at the very moment when his life is becoming a physical hardship to him.

Year: 1950
Genre: Literature

Pronto

Thumbtack    Pronto by Elmore Leonard

The unstoppable manhunter with the very itchy trigger finger stars in Pronto, an electrifying thriller that sends the indomitable Raylan racing to Italy on the trail of a fugitive bookie who's hiding from the vengeful Miami mob.

Year: 1993
Genre: Crime FictionOrganized Crime

Playing for Pizza

Thumbtack    Playing for Pizza by John Grisham

Rick provides what is arguably the worst single performance in the history of the NFL. Overnight, he becomes a national laughingstock--and is immediately cut by the Browns and shunned by all other teams. But all Rick knows is football, and he insists that his agent find a team that needs him. Against enormous odds, Rick finally gets a job--as the starting quarterback for the Mighty Panthers . . . of Parma, Italy.

Year: 2007
Genre: Football

Lavinia

Thumbtack    Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin

n The Aeneid, Vergil's hero fights to claim the king's daughter, Lavinia, with whom he is destined to found an empire. Lavinia herself never speaks a word. Now, Ursula K. Le Guin gives Lavinia a voice in a novel that takes us to the half-wild world of ancient Italy, when Rome was a muddy village near seven hills.

Year: 2008
Genre: Historical

 

 

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Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1950Across the River and Into the Trees by Ernest Hemingway Literature, Italy
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1993Pronto by Elmore Leonard Crime Fiction, Organized Crime, Raylan Givens, Italy
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot2007Playing for Pizza by John Grisham Football, Italy
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot2008Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin Historical, Italy

 

 

 


 

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