✈ Kindle [ That Summer in Sicily: A Love Story ] ͊ By Marlena de Blasi ᾩ ✈ Kindle [ That Summer in Sicily: A Love Story ] ͊ By Marlena de Blasi ᾩ NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER At villa Donnafugata, long ago is never very far away, writes bestselling author Marlena de Blasi of the magnificent if somewhat ruined castle in the mountains of Sicily that she finds, accidentally, one summer while traveling with her husband, Fernando There de Blasi is befriended by Tosca, the patroness of the villa, an elegant and beautiful woman of a certain age who recounts her lifelong love story with the last prince of Sicily descended from the French nobles of Anjou Sicily is a land of contrasts grandeur and poverty, beauty and sufferance, illusion and candor In a luminous and tantalizing voice, That Summer in Sicily re creates Toscas life, from her impoverished childhood to her fairy tale adoption and initiation into the glittering life of the princes palace, to the dawning and recognition of mutual love But when Prince Leo attempts to better the lives of his peasants, his defiance of the local Mafias grim will to maintain the historical imbalance between the haves and the have nots costs him dearly The present day narrative finds Tosca sharing her considerable inherited wealth with a harmonious society composed of many of the womennow widowedwho once worked the princes land alongside their husbands How the Sicilian widows go about their tasks, care for one another, and celebrate the rituals of a humble, well lived life is the heart of this book Showcasing the same writerly gifts that made bestsellers of A Thousand Days in Venice and A Thousand Days in Tuscany, That Summer in Sicily, and de Blasi s marvelous storytelling, remind us that in order to live a rich life, one must embrace both lifes sorrow and its beauty Here is an epic drama that takes readers from Sicilys remote mountains to chaotic post war Palermo, from the intricacies of forbidden love to the havoc wreaked by Sicilys eternally bewildering culture From the Hardcover edition. 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