Jennifer Anton
Publisher: Amsterdam Publishers
Pages: 398

‘An enthralling, richly crafted story of bold women resisting destruction, death and fascism.’- Robin Pickering-Iazzi, Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature, University of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeA promise keeps them apart until WWII threatens to destroy their love foreverFonzaso, Italy, between two warsNina Argenta doesn’t want the traditional life of a rural Italian woman. The daughter of a strong-willed midwife, she is determined to define her own destiny. But when her brother emigrates to America, she promises her mother to never leave. When childhood friend Pietro Pante briefly returns to their mountain town, passion between them ignites while Mussolini forces political tensions to rise. Just as their romance deepens, Pietro must leave again for work in the coal mines of America. Nina is torn between joining him and her commitment to Italy and her mother. As Mussolini’s ...
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