St. Martin's Griffin
On Sale: March 5, 2019
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Historical | Humor
A delicious and sharply funny page-turner about "innocent"
Americans abroad in 1950s Siena, Italy.
Italian Party is a sneaky book: half glamorous fun, half
an examination of America's role in the world. Scottie and
Michael, young newlyweds arriving in Siena in 1956, are
seduced by Tuscany's famous beauty and the sensory
experience of a summer in the ancient city. But their
reasons for being thereâ€”and the secrets they are keeping
from each otherâ€”force them beneath the beautiful surface to
a more complex view of Italy, America, and each
When Scottie's Italian teacher, a teenager
with secrets of his own, goes missing, her search for him
leads her to discover other, darker truths about herself,
her husband, and her country. Michael's dedication to
saving the world from communism crumbles as he begins to see
that he is a pawn in a much different game. Driven apart by
lies, Michael and Scottie must find their way through a maze
of history, memory, hate, and love to a new kind of
Filled with sun-dappled pasta
lunches, Prosecco, handsome locals, and horse racing, The
Italian Party is a smart pleasure.
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