books on italy

5 Books on Italy to Read this Spring

No matter how busy I am, I always have a book or two going on in the background. And one out of the two will be a book on Italy. Predictable much?? I also re-read a lot of my favorite books. Do you?? For instance, recently I re-read Italo Calvino’s If on a Winter’s Night […]

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#BooksOnItaly: Contemporary and Travel

Have you read these books based in Italy?? Only in Naples by Katherine Wilson: Believe it or not, even after many trips to Italy, I haven’t been to Naples. After reading this book (and the Elena Ferrante series) I realize how much the city has to offer. Only in Naples is an honest account of […]

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Some More Favorite Books on Italy

Literature is a wonderful way to know another culture. Don’t you think?? In the past few years, having read several books based in Italy and/or by Italian authors, I have managed to make a list of many books and will continue to do so. The thirst to read and learn doesn’t satiate and so continuing […]

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An Ode to Sicily's Andrea Camilleri

I have been reading since I was a little girl and have had many favorite authors over time. An author is a magician of words, a story teller, an inspiration…..I rarely delve into author’s lives as the books are somehow more important to me. Well, until now. Montalbano and Me After watching a documentary based […]

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Jhumpa Lahiri’s ‘In Other Words’ & A Language That Touched My Soul

Jhumpa Lahiri’s “In Other Words” is a beautiful memoir of studying the Italian language! Since I am learning Italian I could relate to many of the things she mentions in the book…It is almost unbelievable yet true that there were parts of the book where it seemed as if she was talking about my experience of learning the language […]

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A Season from the Caput Mundi

Four Seasons in Rome by Anthony Doerr is an honest recollection of the author and his life in Rome for 4 seasons. The book is almost written like a diary, the author is noting his observations and sharing those whimsical points with us. If you haven’t visited Rome, you might not understand many things that Doerr points out. There […]

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