That Summer in Sicily : A Love Story
by Marlena De Blasi
Editor: Random House USA Inc
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NEW YORK TIMES bestseller “from the villa of Donnafugata, a long time ago is never very far,” writes a bestselling author Marlena de Blasi from the magnificent so somewhat ruins of her castle in the mountains of Sicily, which she finds, by chance, one summer, on a trip with her husband, FernandoThere is de Blasi, befriends Tosca, the owner of the villa, a beautiful and elegant woman of a certain age who tells her life a love story with the last prince of Sicily descended from the French nobles of AnjouSicily is a land of contrasts: greatness and poverty, beauty and expectation, illusion and candorIn a bright and seductive setting of the voice, Let Summer in Sicily re-creates Tosca’s life, from her poor childhood to her fairy tale of adoption and initiation into the sparkling waters of the life of the princely palace, at dawn and recognition of mutual loveBut when Prince Leo tries to improve the lives of his peasants, his disregard of the local Mafia’s sinister desire to maintain the historical imbalance between the haves and have-nots costs him dearly.Today, the story finds Tosca sharing his considerable inherited fortune with a harmonious society composed of many women now widowed-who once worked the prince of the land alongside their husbandsHow the Sicilian widows go about their tasks, care for each other, and celebrate the rituals of a humble, well lived life is at the heart of this bookFeaturing the same writers of gifts that have made bestsellers of Thousand Days in Venice and A Thousand Days in Tuscany, this Summer in Sicily, and Blasi is wonderful tales, reminding us that in order to live a rich life, one must embrace both the life of sadness and its beautyHere is a dramatic epic that takes Sicilian readers away from the chaotic post-war mountains of Palermo, from the complexity of forbidden love for the ravages caused by Sicily is eternally incredible cultureStarting from the Hardcover edition
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