Joan Barfoot – Duet for three

Aggie, June and Francis are respectively grandmother, mother and grand-daughter: three women who are deeply different, attached by a strong love, a sense of...

Conor O’Callaghan – Nothing on Earth

Shards A distraught young girl appears on the doorstep of a man living alone, and tells him that her father has disappeared. So begins the...

Theodore Sturgeon – The Dreaming Jewels

Hope is a dream within reach After having suffered the umpteenth injustice, Horty, a weird adoptive child harassed by his stepfather Armand Bluett, decides to...

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...

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Nocturnal Animals

Susan (Amy Adams) is an unhappy gallery owner, imprisoned in the apparent perfection of an upper middle class life. When she returns...