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Limbo

by Melania G. Mazzucco & Virginia Jewiss Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 03, 2014)

A moving but unsentimental examination of one woman's life as she navigates life after war

It's Christmas Eve and twenty-seven-year-old Manuela Paris is returning home to a seaside town outside Rome. Years ago,...


Bloodlines

by Marcello Fois MacLehose Press (September 09, 2014)

When Giuseppe Mundula first sees Michele Angelo Chironi across the corridor of a Sardinian orphanage, the reserved blacksmith realizes he has found the son and heir he never knew he needed. And when, a few years...


Black Run

Rocco Schiavone #1

by Antonio Manzini Harper (April 28, 2015)

Already an international hit, a sly, sizzling mystery—the first in a sensational crime series—set in the Italian Alps, reminiscent of the works of Andrea Camilleri, D. A. Mishani, Donna Leon, and Henning...


Three Light-Years

by Andrea Canobbio & Anne Milano Appel Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 30, 2014)

Cecilia and Claudio are doctors are the same hospital. They eat lunch together almost every day; they talk, sometimes even share secrets. Each is enmeshed in a complicated, painful relationship that has technically...


On Earth as It Is in Heaven

by Davide Enia & Antony Shugaar Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 10, 2014)

A dark, gripping coming-of-age tale that explores violence, friendship, family, and what it means to be a man

Summer, Palermo, early 1980s. The air hangs hot and heavy. The Mafia-ruled city is a powder keg ready...


The Lost Girls of Rome

by Donato Carrisi Mulholland Books (November 19, 2013)

A grieving young widow, seeking answers to her husband's death, becomes entangled in an investigation steeped in the darkest mysteries of Rome.

Sandra Vega, a forensic analyst with the Roman police department,...


Reasonable Doubts

Guido Guerrieri #3

by Gianrico Carofiglio & Howard Curtis Bitter Lemon Press (October 01, 2007)

Third in the Guerrieri series: a legal thriller by an Italian prosecutor. Turow with wry humor.


Involuntary Witness

Guido Guerrieri #1

by Gianrico Carofiglio & Patrick Creagh Bitter Lemon Press (November 01, 2005)

A black immigrant is accused of child murder in Italy; the court procedural is tainted with racism.


Time on My Hands

by Giorgio Vasta Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 01, 2013)

When does a game stop being a game? And what would cause a young boy to commit an act of savage violence? In Time on My Hands by Giorgio Vasta, the year is 1978, and a chilling drama is unfolding in Rome. Members...


The Story of My Purity

by Francesco Pacifico & Stephen Twilley Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 04, 2013)

An exuberant tale of a man caught between faith and freedom, from one of Italy's most talented young novelists

Thirty years old, growing flabby in a sexless marriage, Piero Rosini has decided to dedicate his...


Block 11

by Piero Degli Antoni St. Martin's Press (October 15, 2012)

From an award-winning author comes an audacious, high-concept noir set in Auschwitz that straddles past and present

New York, the present: An old woman and her husband sit down for a breakfast of black bread...


A Pimp's Notes

by Giorgio Faletti & Antony Shugaar Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 16, 2012)

From a bestselling Italian author comes a sharply observed new mystery set in the seedy underworld of 1970s Milan

Giorgio Faletti's first thriller, I Kill, took Europe by storm, selling over five million copies....


The Marchesa

by Simonetta Agnello Hornby & Alastair Mcewen Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 23, 2008)

A richly evocative tale of a woman's struggle for life and love

A triumphant follow-up to Simonetta Agnello Hornby's internationally

acclaimed The Almond Picker, this entertaining new novel is an intricate family...


The Past Is a Foreign Country

by Gianrico Carofiglio & Howard Curtis Minotaur Books (July 19, 2010)

An international bestseller and winner of Italy's prestigious Premio Bancarella prize--an intense psychological thriller in the vein of The Talented Mr. Ripley

As world-weary Lieutenant Chiti spends sleepless...


Sicilian Tragedee

by Ottavio Cappellani & Frederika Randall Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 23, 2009)

Balding, forty-something Mister Alfio Turrisi, an up-and-coming mafioso in Catania, has the deep pockets that London's financial world loves. He, in turn, loves Betty, the spoiled young daughter of Turi Pirrotta,...


The Natural Disorder of Things

by Andrea Canobbio & Abigail Asher Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 23, 2007)

Claudio Fratta is a garden designer at the height of his career; a naturally solitary man, a tender, playful companion to his nephews, and a considerate colleague. But under his amiable exterior simmers a quiet...


Pinocchio

by Carlo Collodi Starscape (November 17, 2002)

Once there was a lonely woodcutter named Geppetto-who dreamed of having a boy of his own. So one day he carved a boy out of wood and named him Pinocchio.

When the puppet comes to life, it's Geppetto's dream come...


The Catholic School

by Edoardo Albinati & Antony Shugaar Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 12, 2019)

A semiautobiographical coming-of-age story, framed by the harrowing 1975 Circeo massacre

Edoardo Albinati's The Catholic School, the winner of Italy's most prestigious award, The Strega Prize, is a powerful investigation...


At the Wolf's Table

by Rosella Postorino & Leah Janeczko Flatiron Books (January 28, 2019)

The international bestseller based on a haunting true story that raises provocative questions about complicity, guilt, and survival.

They called it the Wolfsschanze, the Wolf's Lair. "Wolf" was his nickname....


The Manzoni Family

by Natalia Ginzburg & Tim Parks Arcade (September 10, 2019)

Winner of the Bagutta Prize, The Manzoni Family set in ducal Italy and post-revolutionary France, captures the story of Alessandro Manzoni—celebrated Milanese nobleman, man of letters, and author of the masterpiece...


The Little Virtues

by Natalia Ginzburg, Dick Davis & Belle Boggs Arcade (September 12, 2017)

In this collection of her finest and best-known short essays, Natalia Ginzburg explores both the mundane details and inescapable catastrophes of personal life with the grace and wit that have assured her rightful...


Sanctuary

by Luca D'Andrea Harper Paperbacks (January 21, 2020)

In his haunting follow-up to the acclaimed Beneath the Mountain, Luca D’Andrea returns to the stunning Italian landscape of Alto Adige in this clever, twisting thriller that follows a woman on the run from...


Soul of the Border

by Matteo Righetto Atria Books (June 11, 2019)

In this exhilarating coming-of-age tale set in the late 19th century, a daring young woman braves the wilds of the mountainous Austrian-Italian border--and the dangerous men who conspired with her missing father...


The Fourth Shore

by Alessandro Spina & Andre Naffis-Sahely Arcade (January 15, 2019)

The modern classic about the colonization of Libya continues, as Italy watches its prized colony slip away.

The Confines of the Shadow maps the transformation of the Libyan city of Benghazi from a sleepy Ottoman...


The City and the House

by Natalia Ginzburg & Cynthia Zarin Arcade (February 05, 2019)

A sophisticated new package for Natalia Ginzburg's classic fiction

This powerful novel is set against the background of Italy from 1939 to 1944, from the anxious months before the country entered the war, through...


Deviation

by Luce d'Eramo & Anne Milano Appel Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 17, 2018)

A devoted fascist changes her mind and her life after witnessing the horrors of the Holocaust

First published in Italy in 1979, Luce D'Eramo's Deviation is a seminal work in Holocaust literature. It is a book...


The Piranhas

by Roberto Saviano & Antony Shugaar Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 03, 2018)

In Gomorrah, a New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year, Roberto Saviano revealed a true, devastating portrait of Naples, Italy under the rule of the Camorra, a crime organization more powerful and...


Imperfect Delight

by Andrea De Carlo 37 Ink (June 05, 2018)

For fans of The Hundred-Foot Journey and The Altogether Unexpected Disappearance of Atticus Craftsman, a moving and charming novel from the beloved international author of Two Out of Two that follows two entirely...


Theory of Shadows

by Paolo Maurensig & Anne Milano Appel Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 15, 2018)

The strange circumstances surrounding the death of the world chess champion and alleged Nazi collaborator Alexander Alekhine, as investigated by a literary grand master

On the morning of March 24, 1946, the world...


The Eight Mountains

by Paolo Cognetti Atria Books (March 20, 2018)

For fans of Elena Ferrante and Paulo Coelho comes a moving and elegant novel about the friendship between two young Italian boys from different backgrounds and how their connection evolves and challenges them...


Kill the Angel

by Sandrone Dazieri Scribner (February 20, 2018)

From internationally bestselling author Sandrone Dazieri and featuring “two of the most intriguing detectives to have emerged in recent years” (Daily Mail, London) comes the “explosive” (Booklist, starred...


Out of Season

Rocco Schiavone #3

by Antonio Manzini Harper Paperbacks (October 02, 2018)

A clever, engaging third novel in the Rocco Schiavone mystery series from bestselling Italian author, Antonio Manzini, following the dashing deputy police chief who confronts his most riveting case ever.

It’s...


We'll Sleep When We're Old: A Novel

by Pino Corrias Atria Books (December 12, 2017)

Like Fellini’s classic film and mixed with Elmore Leonard's Get Shorty, a gorgeously wrought novel that explores the complicated life of a controversial Italian film producer who vanishes after a fire...


Beat Space

by Tommaso Pincio & Acacia M. O'Connor Open Letter (April 11, 2016)

Melding Pynchon with the Beats, Pincio sends his heroes Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady on a pulp sci-fi adventure in a satire of contemporary capitalism. Coca-Cola sells dreams and blames their customers for...


Adua

by Igiaba Scego & Jamie Richards New Vessel Press (May 22, 2017)

Adua, an immigrant from Somalia to Italy, has lived in Italy nearly forty years. She came seeking freedom from a strict father and an oppressive regime, but her dreams of becoming a film star ended in shame....


Beneath the Mountain

by Luca D'Andrea Harper Paperbacks (January 02, 2018)

In Luca D’Andrea’s atmospheric and brilliant thriller, set in a small mountain community in the majestic Italian Dolomites, an outsider must uncover the truth about a triple murder that has gone unsolved...


The Luneburg Variation

by Paolo Maurensig & Jon Rothschild Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 12, 2016)

"Not since White Knights of Reykjavik, George Steiner's riveting account of the 1972 world championship match between Boris Spassky and Bobby Fischer, has a writer demonstrated such stunning insight into the...


The Whisperer

by Donato Carrisi Mulholland Books (January 05, 2012)

A gripping literary thriller and smash bestseller that has taken Italy, France, Germany and the UK by storm.

Six severed arms are discovered, arranged in a mysterious circle and buried in a clearing in the woods....


A Walk in the Dark

Guido Guerrieri #2

by Gianrico Carofiglio & Howard Curtis Bitter Lemon Press (March 15, 2011)

Legal thriller written by an anti-mafia prosecutor. Set in Southern Italy. Turow with wry humour.


Adam's Rib

Rocco Schiavone #2

by Antonio Manzini Harper Paperbacks (August 02, 2016)

From the bestselling author of Black Run comes Antonio Manzini’s mesmerizing second mystery novel featuring detective Rocco Schiavone.

Six months after being exiled from his beloved Rome, Deputy Police Chief...