Europe > Italy
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Want It||Got It||Read It||Year||Title|
|1950||Across the River and Into the Trees||by Ernest Hemingway||Literature, Italy|
|1993||Pronto||by Elmore Leonard||Crime Fiction, Organized Crime, Raylan Givens, Italy|
|2007||Playing for Pizza||by John Grisham||Football, Italy|
|2008||Lavinia||by Ursula K. Le Guin||Historical, Italy|
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