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Bly, Mary

6 holds on 3 copies

Summary: While vacationing on Elba, Shakespearian scholar Lizzie Delford, who received a devastating diagnosis, meets a sardonic chef named Dante, his battered dog Lily, and his 12-year-old daughter Etta, who is desperate for a mother, and wonders if it is right to fall in love when time is short.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Dial Press 2021

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Sullivan, Mark T.

Summary: Based on a true story, this novel tells the story of Pino Lella, a normal Italian teenager wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. In an attempt to protect him, Pino's parents force him to enlist as a German soldier. After Pino is injured, he is recruited at the tender age of eighteen to become the personal driver for Adolf Hitler's left hand in Italy, General Hans Leyers, one of the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC SUL

Hughes, Shirley

Summary: "Florence, Italy, 1944: The city is under heavy Nazi occupation, but for thirteen-year-old Paolo, war is a long and boring wait. Too young to fight for the resistance, yet desperate for action and adventure, he sneaks out each night to ride his bicycle along the darkened city streets. For Paolo, the risk is thrilling. But when he is accosted by Partisans--covert members of the anti-Nazi...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC HUG

Wein, Elizabeth.

Summary: Having moved to Ethiopia to avoid the prejudices of 1930s America, Emilia Menotti, her black adoptive brother Teo, and their mother Rhoda, a stunt pilot, are devoted to their new country even after war with Italy looms, drawing the teens into the conflict.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Disney-Hyperion 2015

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC WEI

Perry, Anne

Summary: Britain's secret service, MI6, has lost contact with its informant in northern Italy, just as important intel about the future plans of Austria and Nazi Germany is coming to light. To her surprise, Elena Standish is the only one who can recognize MI6's man-- because he's her former lover, Aiden Strother. Elena heads to Trieste to track down Aiden and hears word of a secret group working to put...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage company 2020

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC PER

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC PER

Bazaldua, Barbara.

Summary: Based on the Disney film Tangled, this is the story of Rapunzel who has been hidden away in a tall tower for 18 years. But then Flynn Rider climbs through her window and the two have many adventures. What will happen to Rapunzel's hair with magical powers?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2010

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Edsel, Robert M.

Summary: Describes two Americans in Italy--one an artist, the other a scholar--who tracked down and protected historic artwork worth billions by Michelangelo, Donatello, Titian, Caravaggio, and Botticelli in advance of the approaching Nazi army in 1943.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W. W. Norton & Company 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5345 EDS

Wolf, Hubert.

Summary: A true, never-before-told story—discovered in a secret Vatican archive—of sex, poison, and lesbian initiation rites in a nineteenth-century convent. In 1858, a German princess, recently inducted into the convent of Sant’Ambrogio in Rome, wrote a frantic letter to her cousin, a confidant of the Pope, claiming that she was being abused and feared for her life. What the subsequent investigation...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 282 WOL

Caletti, Deb

Summary: When Charlotte wins a scholarship to a writing workshop in Venice with the charismatic and brilliant Luca Bruni, it's a dream come true. Writing is her passion, she loves Bruni's books, and going to that romantic and magical sinking city gives her the chance to solve a long-time family mystery about a Venetian poet deep in their lineage, Isabella Di Angelo, who just might be the real author of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum 2021

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA FIC CAL

Sontag, Susan

Summary: Fictional love story set in Naples, Italy in 1772 based on the lives of Sir William Hamilton, his wife Emma, and Lord Nelson.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 1992

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SON

Stilton, Geronimo

Summary: Geronimo is taking his Benjamin on a trip to Rome to learn the city's history (and keep him from failing fifth grade), but when they arrive they are immediately pulled into the investigation of the "ghost" of a gladiator that seems to be haunting the Colosseum and scaring tourists away.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION STI

Campbell, Karen

Summary: "Trapped in Tuscany as war rages along the Gothic Line, Vittoria Guidi doesn't understand where her allegiances should lie. With her Scots-Italian father or Fascist mother? With Mussolini, or her King? With the life she wants, or is told to live? As Germans occupy the mountains surrounding Barga and American Buffalo soldiers draw near, loyalties are tested and families torn apart. Frank Chapel,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Circus 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CAM

Carpenter, Emily

Summary: "Dove Jarrod was a renowned evangelist and faith healer. Only her granddaughter, Eve Candler, knows that Dove was a con artist. In the eight years since Dove's death, Eve has maintained Dove's charitable foundation--and her lies. But just as a documentaryteam wraps up a shoot about the miracle worker, Eve is assaulted by a vengeful stranger intent on exposing what could be Dove's darkest...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lake Union Publishing 2020

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Edsel, Robert M.

Summary: Edsel provides an astonishing account of a little known American effort to save Italy's vast store of priceless monuments and art during World War II. While American warriors were fighting the length of the country, other Americans were courageously working alongside to preserve the irreplaceable best of Italy's culture.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2013

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 940.53 EDS

Mills, Deborah

Summary: Alfredo y su papá deben cruzar la frontera en un viaje difícil de México a los Estados Unidos. ¿Encontrarán el nuevo hogar que están buscando en el otro lado? Basándose en hechos reales, esta historia cobra vida gracias a la ilustradora Mexicana Claudia Navarro, y está repleta de notas al final del texto para iniciar conversaciones sobre inmigración.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Barefoot Books 2018

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1 available in Juvenile World Languages, Call number: J SPANISH 325 MIL

Leonard, Elmore

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 1993

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC LEO

Sullivan, Mark T.

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "Based on a true story, Pino Lella is forced to enlist as a German soldier and recruited to become the personal driver for Hitler's left hand in Italy. With the opportunity to spy for the Allies inside the German High Command, Pino endures the horrors of the war and the Nazi occupation by fighting in secret"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2018

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Mowat, Farley.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Steerforth Press 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 970.011 MOW

Secrest, Meryle

Summary: "The first biography of the grand couturier, surrealist, and embattled figure (her medium was apparel), whose extraordinary work has stood the test of time"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SCHIAPARELLI, ELSA SEC

Jenoff, Pam

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: 1942. Sadie Gault is eighteen and living with her parents amid the horrors of the Krakow Ghetto during World War II. When the Nazis liquidate the ghetto, Sadie and her pregnant mother are forced to seek refuge in the perilous sewers beneath the city. One day Sadie looks up through a grate and sees a girl about her own age buying flowers. Ella Stepanek is an affluent Polish girl living a life of...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harlequin Audio 2021

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Spencer, Elizabeth

Summary: Over the course of a career that spanned six decades, the southern novelist and short story writer Elizabeth Spencer established herself as one of the finest literary artists of a generation that included Flannery O'Connor, Carson McCullers, and Eudora Welty. This definitive volume brings together three remarkable novels: The Voice at the Back Door, her powerful masterpiece about racial...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2021

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC SPE

O'Brian, Patrick

Summary: Stephen Maturin tries to turn Napoleon's secret link to the Islamic world against the emperor.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 1998

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC OBR

Mackin, Jeanne

Summary: "Paris, 1938. Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli ("Schiap") are fighting for recognition as the most successful and influential fashion designer in France, and their rivalry is already legendary. They oppose each other at every turn, in both their politics and their designs: Chanel's are classic, elegant, and practical; Schiaparelli's bold, experimental, and surreal. Lily Cooper, a recently...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAC

Paris, Harper

Summary: In Venice, Italy, second graders Ethan and Ella hope to find a stolen gondola and a hidden mosaic before their parents realize they are missing.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little Simon 2014

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1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC PAR

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