Cataldo Russo – Don Pietraviva’s Fences

“Don Pietraviva’s fences” is a milestone of Italian fiction, a choral fresco which relates the fate of the poor.  Central to the novel is...

Mary McCarthy – The Group

Sex and the City has not invented anything  McCarthy shows the reader, with courtesy and irony, the first steps into adulthood of eight girls who...

Vittorio Curtoni – Where are we flying

A novel, six short stories and an autobiography An unusual anthology collecting a novel, six short stories, an autobiography, a daily journal of the author...

William McIlvanney – The Big Man

To resist betrayal, in spite of any flattery; to preserve one’s roots, regardless of temptations; to struggle as if any defeat meant the loss...

Daniel Keyes – Flowers for Algernon

  This novel, now famous, is actually the extension of a short story with the same title published a few years earlier by the author:...

Massimo Vaggi – The Cobbler’s Apostles

After a childhood fever, little Giuseppe, the youngest of a family of farmers in the Bologna’s countryside, seems to be absent-minded, to the point...

Davide Rubini – The Final Whistle

In this novel, author Davide Rubini’s ambition is to give a true portrait of the connection between politics and football, two of the most...

Stefano Di Marino – Tiger’s brigades

  Adventure, ladies & gentlemen! Paris: Between the year 1912 and 1913, at a crucial moment in history. Stéphane Renard, the commissioner of the Police Brigades...

Chronicles of World9

Metal, sand, bones and blood. In an inhospitable world where wide deserts alternate with expanses of ice, the sand ships sail. In order to survive...

Georges Simenon – The bells of Bicêtre

A successful man is a victim of a stroke and wakes up in a hospital room: unable to relate to others because of a...

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Caroline Smith – The Immigration Handbook

Caroline Smith (Orbis 176) is delving here beneath the morass of statistics and forms to uncover the real lives, circumstances, memories and emotions of...