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Ferrante, Elena

Summary: The brilliant, bookish Elena and the fiery uncontainable Lila have made life's great discoveries, its vagaries and losses have been suffered. Both women once fought to escape the neighborhood in which they grew up-- a prison of conformity, violence, and inviolable taboos. Now, in a Naples that is as seductive as it is perilous-- and in a world undergoing epochal change-- Lila and Elena clash,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Europa Editions 2015

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FER

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Ferrante 2015

Wood, Laura (Laura Clare)

Summary: In 1933, seventeen-year-old Bea is invited to visit her bohemian uncle in Italy where she meets Ben, a brash young artist, who challenges her to create the perfect summer romance.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2021

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

Summary: Pasolini's rendition of 8 of Boccaccio's tales. Includes lusty nuns who perform sexual "miracles," a cheating wife with a head for business, a dying con artist attempting a heavenly swindle, young lovers caught with their pants down, a servant who loses his head for love and a gullible farmer who tries to turn his wife into a mare.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment 2002

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN DEC

Edsel, Robert M.

Summary: "As the most destructive war in history ravaged Europe, many of the world's most cherished cultural objects were in harm's way. The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History recounts the astonishing true story of eleven men and one woman who risked their lives amidst the bloodshed of World War II to preserve churches, libraries, monuments, and works of art that for centuries defined the heritage of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Focus, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2019

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Fajardo, Kat

Summary: "Sue just wants to spend the summer reading and making comics at sleepaway camp with her friends, but instead she gets stuck going to Honduras to visit relatives with her parents and two sisters. They live way out in the country, which means no texting, no cable, and no Internet! The trip takes a turn for the worse when Sue's mother announces that they'll be having a surprise quinceąera for...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic 2022

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Jones, Tobias.

Summary: FROM THE PUBLISHER: In 1999 Tobias Jones immigrated to Italy, expecting to discover the pastoral bliss described by centuries of foreign visitors. Instead, he found a very different country: one besieged by unfathomable terrorism and deep-seated paranoia. The Dark Heart of Italy is Jones's account of his four-year voyage across the Italian peninsula. Jones writes not just about Italy's art,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: North Point Press 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 945.093 JON

Maher, Kerri

Summary: London, 1938. Kathleen "Kick" Kennedy has taken England by storm. The effervescent It Girl of London society since her father was named the ambassador, Kick dances and drinks champagne at the hottest nightclubs and attends the horse races with nobility. Billy Hartington, the future Duke of Devonshire, sweeps Kick off her feet, but the obstacles to their love are many. Kick is American,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC MAH

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAH

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION MAH

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 Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SPE

Abeel, Erica

Summary: "Three college friends from the 50's blaze their own path in love and work, braving the stifling conventions of the age, and anticipating the social thaw that would arrive ten years later. These 'wild girls' pay heavy penalties for living against the grain, but, over the years, rebound and re-set their course, drawing strength from their friendship. The novel follows them from an elite...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Texas Review Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ABE

Lovell, Mary S

Summary: The story of the group of people who lived, partied, bed-hopped and politicked at the Chateau de l'Horizon near Cannes, covering a span of forty years, from the time when Coco Chanel made southern French tans fashionable in the twenties to the death of the playboy Prince Aly Khan in 1960.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 944 LOV

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

Tucker, Michael

Summary: Actors Tucker and Eikenberry, having sent their last child off to college, were vacationing in Italy when they happened upon a small cottage nestled in the Umbrian countryside. The 350-year-old rustico sat perched on a hill in the verdant Spoleto valley amid an olive grove and fruit trees of every kind. It was literally love at first sight, and the couple purchased the house without testing the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 945.651 TUC

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Summary: Rick Stevens is your perfect travel partner, guiding you through 60 hours of discoveries in his favorite European cities, villages, and off-the-beaten-path destinations. The complete DVD set brings you every one of Rick's half-hour TV shows- plus his highly acclaimed, hour-long TV specials.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Doran, Phil

Summary: A television producer and writer recounts how he helped his wife restore a three-hundred-year-old Italian farmhouse and found unexpected renewal from the project, the region, and his eccentric new neighbors.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gotham Books 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 945.5 DOR

Summary: Major Sinclair Yeates is a retired English army officer who becomes a Resident Magistrate in pre-independence West Ireland. Living in a ramshackle country house surrounded by the community's eccentric inhabitants, Major Yeates struggles to apply judicial logic in a country where the inevitable never happens, but the improbable frequently does.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Acorn Media 2015

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Northrup, Jim

Summary: "Between 1989 and 2001, Indian Country saw enormous changes in treaty rights, casino gambling, language renewal, and tribal sovereignty. Jim Northrup, a thoroughly modern traditional Ojibwe man who writes a monthly syndicated newspaper column, the Fond du Lac Follies, witnessed it all. With humor sometimes gentle, sometimes biting, sometimes broad, these excerpts tally the changes, year by...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Minnesota Historical Society Press 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.897 NOR

Keahey, John.

Summary: "Hidden Tuscany vividly displays the coastal areas of Tuscany, a territory often overlooked by visitors to Italy eager to see Chianti, Florence or Siena. Veteran journalist and Italophile John Keahey points out the keen distinctions that the western cities maintain: in food, lifestyle, and the way its artists are paving new directions in art that differ mightily from the Renaissance-rich...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St Martins Pr 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 914.5 KEA

Goodwin, Jason

Summary: In 1840, after hearing rumors that a long-lost Bellini painting has resurfaced in Venice, Sultan Abdulmecid tasks Yashim, his most trusted detective, with discovering the masterpiece's whereabouts. Once in Italy, Yashim collaborates with Palewski, his friend in the Polish consulate, to infiltrate the Venice underworld and locate the missing painting. Now, Yashim must solve the Bellini mystery...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Audio 2009

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

Goodwin, Jason

Summary: Sent to investigate rumors that a stolen art masterpiece has resurfaced in Venice, eunuch detective Yashim delegates negotiations for the work's return to Polish ambassador Palewski, in an unexpectedly dangerous case with ties to the alluring Contessa d'Aspi d'Istria.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GOO

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

Palombo, Alyssa

Summary: "A girl as beautiful as Simonetta Cattaneo never wants for marriage proposals in 15th Century Italy, but she jumps at the chance to marry Marco Vespucci. Marco is young, handsome and well-educated. Not to mention he is one of the powerful Medici family's favored circle. Even before her marriage with Marco is set, Simonetta is swept up into Lorenzo and Giuliano de' Medici's glittering circle of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Griffin 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PAL

Summary: Federico Fellini satirizes his youth and turns daily life into a circus of social rituals in this portrait of provincial Italy during the Fascist period.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2006

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN AMA

Jefferson, Margo

Summary: "Stunning for her daring originality, the author of Negroland gives us what she calls "a temperamental autobiography," comprised of visceral, intimate fragments that fuse criticism and memoir. Margo Jefferson constructs a nervous system with pieces of different lengths and tone, conjoining arts writing (poem, song, performance) with life writing (history, psychology). The book's structure is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2022

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Summary: Explores the people, politics, history, and culture of China, Brazil, Italy, and Australia.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Entertainment 2007

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV DIS

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