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Sullivan, Mark T.

5 holds 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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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

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

Smith, Martin Cruz

Summary: In a suspenseful World War II love story set against the beauty, mystery, and danger of occupied Venice in 1945, a fisherman finds a young woman floating in the lagoon and chooses to protect the Jewish woman rather than hand her over to the Nazis.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula (Closed until September 7th)

1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC SMI

Smith, Martin Cruz

Summary: A poor fisherman named Cenzo comes across a girl's body, floating in the lagoon. He carries her into his boat and soon discovers that she is very much alive, and very much in trouble. Born to a wealthy Jewish family who has been captured and deported by the Nazis, Guilia is on the run after she was found hiding in a local hospital. Cenzo decides it's the right thing to do to help her escape,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD Fiction Smith 2016

Smith, Martin Cruz

Summary: "The highly anticipated new standalone novel from Martin Cruz Smith, whom The Washington Post has declared "that uncommon phenomenon: a popular and well-regarded crime novelist who is also a writer of real distinction," The Girl from Venice is a suspenseful World War II love story set against the beauty, mystery, and danger of occupied Venice. Venice, 1945. The war may be waning, but the city...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon and Schuster 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SMI

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC SMI

Russell, Mary Doria

Summary: In September 1943, Claudette Blum and her father flee across the Alps into Italy with other Jews seeking refuge, only to find an open battle ground among the Nazis, Allied forces, resistance fighters, and ordinary Italians struggling to survive.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2005

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC RUS

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC RUS

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION Russell

Watkins, Paul

Summary: After barely surviving his tour as a mountaineer in the Italian Alps of the Second World War, William Bromley settled down and made a quiet life for himself: teaching history at a London boarding school, reading, a few drinks at the pub on Friday nights. That all ends when a soldier from William's mountain regiment reappears, calling in a bargain struck during the war. William must return to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: H. Holt 2006

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WAT

Castellani, Christopher

Summary: One of the few remaining men in the village of Santa Cecilia during the Second World War, Vito Leone falls in love with the daughter of the town's most powerful family despite their disapproval and seeks to prove himself when Germany seizes control.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2003

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CAS

Bohjalian, Chris

Summary: 1943: Tucked away in the idyllic hills south of Florence, the Rosatis, an Italian family of noble lineage, believe that the walls of their ancient villa will keep them safe from the war raging across Europe. Eighteen-year-old Cristina spends her days swimming in the pool, playing with her young niece and nephew, and wandering aimlessly amid the estate's gardens and olive groves. But when two...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 2013

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC BOH

Sullivan, Mark T.

4 holds on 6 copies

Summary: Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. Hés a normal Italian teenager obsessed with music, food, and girls but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino's...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Lake Union Publishing 2017

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Rivière, William.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2002

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC RIV

McBride, James

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Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2002

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MCB

Capella, Anthony.

Summary: Naive and already war-weary, James Gouding takes up a position in Naples in 1943. What he doesn't anticipate is that this involves a limited menu of fried Spam fritters and interrogating the would-be Italian fiancees of members of the armed forces. James's chance at true heroism arrives when a German tank is sighted and he is caught in its path. However, it is the imperious and dogmatic Livia...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: W.F. Howes 2006

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

Corti, Eugenio

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ignatius Press 2000

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC COR

Baily, Ginny

Summary: Chiara Ravello is about to flee occupied Rome when she locks eyes with a woman being herded on to a truck with her family. Claiming the woman's son, Daniele, as her own nephew, Chiara demands his return; only as the trucks depart does she realize what she has done. She is twenty-seven, with a sister who needs her constant care, a hazardous journey ahead, and now a child in her charge. Several...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula (Closed until September 7th)

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAI

Benn, James R.

Summary: In his time investigating crimes for both the Boston cops and General Ike's European forces, Lieutenant Billy Boyle hasn't encountered a serial killer. But now it looks like he may--a serial killer with a particularly frightening agenda.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Soho Crime 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BEN

Valmorbida, Elise

Summary: "This epic novel follows the life of a woman in the hardscrabble Italian countryside, from her girlhood through marriage and motherhood through two World Wars and during the Fascist party rule. A sweeping saga about womanhood, religion, loyalty, war, family, motherhood, and marriage, The Madonna of the Mountains is set in Italy during the 1920s to the 1950s, and follows its heroine, Maria...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Spiegel & Grau 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Valmorbida 2017

Bausch, Richard

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2008

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

Carcaterra, Lorenzo.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2002

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

Carcaterra, Lorenzo.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2002

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Foulds, Adam

Summary: "A new novel, set in North Africa and Sicily at the end of World War II, by the author Julian Barnes called one of the best British writers to emerge in the last decade"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus & Giroux 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FOU

Chiofalo, Rosanna

Summary: In the fields around Tuscany in summertime, sunflowers grow in profusion--wave upon wave of gold and green standing tall against the Italian sky. But for Signora Maria Ferraro, the bright yellow blooms carry only bitter memories. Though she loved them as a child, sunflowers have come to represent the most painful episode of her life. Not even her cherished daughter, Anabella, knows what...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company 2018

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

Bowen, Rhys

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "In 1944, a wounded British bomber pilot parachuted into German-occupied Tuscany and found refuge in the arms of Sofia Bartoli. Nearly thirty years later his estranged daughter finds a letter addressed to Sofia and embarks on a journey to Tuscany to discover his secrets and a past some would prefer be left undisturbed"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2018

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Shaara, Jeff

Summary: As the forces of Nazi Germany overrun the nations of Europe and America is drawn into the war by the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, American troops and their British allies launch a campaign to stop Hitler on battlefields ranging from the deserts of North Africa to the rugged mountains of Sicily.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2006

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SHA

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC Sha