Friday, April 06, 2018

What is Christina Lynch reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Christina Lynch, author of The Italian Party.

Her entry begins:
I’m always half way through several things that are strewn all over the bed. Right now those are:

The Italians and the Holocaust by Susan Zuccotti. This is an older book but a really excellent study of something you just don’t hear that much about—the experiences of Jews in Italy during World War II. Some of the stories are as heartbreaking as those from other parts of Europe, but there are some heroic stories of Italians risking their own lives to hide Jews from the Fascists and the Germans, and using their own famously...[read on]
About The Italian Party, from the publisher:
Newly married, Scottie and Michael are seduced by Tuscany's famous beauty. But the secrets they are keeping from each other force them beneath the splendid surface to a more complex view of ltaly, America and each other.

When Scottie’s Italian teacher—a teenager with secrets of his own—disappears, 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 complicated truth.

Half glamorous fun, half an examination of America's role in the world, and filled with sun-dappled pasta lunches, prosecco, charming spies and horse racing, The Italian Party is a smart pleasure.
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