Casa Rossa

Casa Rossa

Book - 2002
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A crumbling farmhouse in Puglia, Casa Rossa was bought by Alina Strada's grandfather at a time when no one else wanted it. Now busy preparing it for sale, Alina endeavors to recover the memories it still harbors--in particular of three women whose passions indelibly shaped her family's dark past. There's grandmother Renee, whose love of novelty won over everything else. Alina's mother, Alba, whose marriage to a screenwriter inspired both great art and unbearable sadness. Finally Isabella, Alina's sister, whose fervent politics drove her to ever-escalating betrayals. Moving from Jazz Age Paris to 1950s Rome to modern-day New York, but returning always to the uncompromising beauty of Italy's south, Casa Rossa is a spellbinding story of how loves and losses, secrets and lies, resonate across the generations.

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Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [2002], ©2002
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780375421235
Branch Call Number: FICTION Mar
Description: 340 pages ; 24 cm


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Nov 28, 2015

Very good, well written book. Interesting historical, social, psychological issues. Marciano's style is effortless and captivating.


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