The Italian Quartet by Jane Candia Coleman audiobook

The Italian Quartet

By Jane Candia Coleman
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Random House Audio
7.20 Hours Unabridged
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In The Italian Quartet, Sara Marcello, a writer with roots in Italy, is invited to the island villa of Ugo and Olivia Bellini, two wealthy and worldly antiquarians. In this place of myth, belonging as much to Homer and Prospero as to the present, Sara discovers that she is at the center of Olivia's obsessive desire to possess the secret of creative genius. And, although she doesn't know it, Sara is also replaying the sixty-year-old tragedy of her grandmother, Gelsomina. Gelsomina was sent to America to break up an affair of hers that her family did not want to happen, and like Gelsomina, Sara must enter an unworkable love affair whose resolution can only be clear in hindsight. Filled with art, music, and scenes of travel, The Italian Quartet is a sparkling novel, true poetry for the soul.

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In The Italian Quartet, Sara Marcello, a writer with roots in Italy, is invited to the island villa of Ugo and Olivia Bellini, two wealthy and worldly antiquarians. In this place of myth, belonging as much to Homer and Prospero as to the present, Sara discovers that she is at the center of Olivia's obsessive desire to possess the secret of creative genius. And, although she doesn't know it, Sara is also replaying the sixty-year-old tragedy of her grandmother, Gelsomina. Gelsomina was sent to America to break up an affair of hers that her family did not want to happen, and like Gelsomina, Sara must enter an unworkable love affair whose resolution can only be clear in hindsight. Filled with art, music, and scenes of travel, The Italian Quartet is a sparkling novel, true poetry for the soul.

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Author Bio: Jane Candia Coleman

Author Bio: Jane Candia Coleman

Jane Candia Coleman is a five-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, a three-time winner of the Western Heritage Award, a two-time winner of the Spur Award, and a two-time Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award finalist. She has published numerous novels, short fiction, poetry, and essay collections, as well as a book of creative nonfiction. In addition to teaching courses in both fiction and poetry, she founded the Women’s Creative Writing Center at Carlow University in Pittsburgh.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.20
Audience: Adult
Language: English