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  • “It is a triumph of a literary novel that shifts in unexpected, utterly fascinating ways.” —Victorian Premier’s Literary Award 2019 ***WINNER***

    *2019 Edward Stanford Award* [shortlisted]

    *Walter Scott Prize* Academy Recommendation

    “A bewitching but entirely unsentimental portrait of one woman’s attempt to keep her family safe in turbulent times.” —The Times [Book of the Month, Summer Pick, Best New Paperback]

    “Compulsively beautiful” —Mark Rubbo, Readings

    “A must-read.” —New York Post

    “Italy’s Veneto region is the setting for Elise Valmorbida’s poignant novel, a sumptuous saga of love and enmity during the years after the Great War.” —Edinburgh International Book Festival

    “A genre defying novel.” —NB magazine

    “A stirring tale of adversity and endurance.”
    —Herald Scotland
    © 2023 Elise Valmorbida