The Italian Party: A Novel

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Author: Lynch, Christina

Brand: St. Martin's Griffin

Edition: Reprint

Number Of Pages: 352

Release Date: 05-03-2019

Details: Product Description A delicious and sharply funny page-turner about “innocent” Americans abroad in 1950s Siena, Italy. One of the Wall Street Journal's "Six More Books to Read This Winter" • "Required Reading," The New York Post • Library Journal's "Spring/Summer Bests" of 2018 • A Sonoma Index-Tribune Bestseller • One of CrimeReads' "Debuts to Discover Spring 2018""[A] sweltering thriller set against the backdrop of what is probably your dream getaway destination: Tuscany." -Bustle "Tremendous fun! Wives with big secrets, husbands with bigger ones, swirling around a 1950s Siena teeming with seduction and spycraft." -Chris Pavone, New York Times bestselling author of The Travelers 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 by Christina Lynch is a smart pleasure. Review A Sonoma Index-Tribune Bestseller "An intriguing and compelling spy story where love, mystery, romance and history intertwine." -Antonia"About an American couple who moves to Sienna in the 1950’s. Seeing the "antiquated" culture of postwar/cold war Italy through the eyes of Americans, obsessed with modern convenience and progress, sort of mirrors my Italy to America transition in a fun way-plus there are spies! Affairs! and lot of food!!" -Giada De Laurentiis“I’ve always wanted to take a trip to Italy in the 1950’s and The Italian Party is my ticket. Like the best Italian paintings, this smart and funny book deftly combines the light and the dark. Christina Lynch’s prose pairs well with any hearty Tuscan red.” -Conan O'Brien"Deeply funny." -The New York Times Book Review Podcast"Extraordinarily entertaining and captivating [...] a light and fun read." -The Washington Bookreview"In The Italian Party, Christina Lynch delivers a sweltering thriller set against the backdrop of what is probably your dream getaway destination: Tuscany." -Bustle"It is the 1950s, and young American newlyweds Scottie and Michael have moved to Italy and are ready to explore the Tuscan countryside, living the expat dream. But nothing goes quite as expected, either with their marriage, their financial situation or the locals in their new town. Pasta and dark secrets abound." -The New York Post"Charming fun from cover to cover." -HelloGiggles"Intriguing and compelling." -Women's Wear Daily"Perfect for anyone who has dreamed of escaping life to live abroad, and addresses how the political can influence the personal in ways we might never expect." -Real Simple"Christina Lynch sets up the perfect 1950’s expat novel for the 21st century reader, a story that reads like it was made in the golden days of Cinecittá, where apparent post-war optimism was mixed with the real strain of poverty, injustice and desperation." -BlogCritics"The novel, set during the Cold War in Siena, Italy, combines history, romance and a dash of spycraft." -Visalia Times Delta"This novel is dashing, fun, sexy and witty-a fun read on multiple levels." -Historical Novel Society Magazine"Set in Siena in 1956, this debut novel is a spy thriller, comedy of manners, and valentine to Italy, spiked with forbidden sex and political skulduggery...The ending is unexpected, with the author displaying a sophisticated, nuanced view

EAN: 9781250151421

Languages: English

Binding: Paperback

Item Condition: New