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The Carrier

The Carrier

Author(s): Mattias Berg

Location(s): Belgium, Sicily, Sweden, United States (USA)

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): 2013

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Erasmus Levine has a job like no other He travels with the President of the United States at all times, and holds in his hands the power to obliterate life as we know it. He is the man with...

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The Optician of Lampedusa

The Optician of Lampedusa

Author(s): Emma Jane Kirby

Location(s): Lampedusa

Genre(s): Nonfiction

Era(s): Contemporary

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From an award-winning BBC journalist, this moving book turns the testimony of an accidental hero into a timeless story about human fellowship and the awakening of courage and conscience. ‘I can hardly begin to describe to you what I...

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The Potter’s Field

The Potter’s Field

Author(s): Andrea Camilleri

Location(s): Sicily

Genre(s): Crime

Era(s): Modern

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While Vigàta is wracked by storms, Inspector Salvo Montalbano is called to attend the discovery of a dismembered body in a field of clay. Bearing all the marks of an execution style killing, it seems clear that this is,...

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The Wings of the Sphinx

The Wings of the Sphinx

Author(s): Andrea Camilleri

Location(s): Sicily

Genre(s): Crime

Era(s): Modern

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Detective Montalbano is going through a distinctly rocky patch with his long-distance lover, Livia, and he has other concerns: he is uneasily conscious of anno domini and the dispiriting effect of the violence that is such an omnipresent part...

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My Lemon Grove Summer

My Lemon Grove Summer

Author(s): Jo Thomas

Location(s): Sicily

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

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Could the lemon groves of Sicily be the perfect place to start over? The irresistible new novel from Jo Thomas, the author of Sunset Over the Cherry Orchard, will transport you to the island of mountains and sparkling blue...

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Siracusa

Siracusa

Author(s): Delia Ephron

Location(s): Rome, Syracuse

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

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An electrifying novel about marriage and deceit from bestselling author Delia Ephron that follows two couples on vacation in Siracusa, a town on the coast of Sicily, where the secrets they have hidden from one another are exposed and...

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Sweet Honey, Bitter Lemons

Sweet Honey, Bitter Lemons

Author(s): Matthew Fort

Location(s): Sicily

Genre(s): Gastro, Travelogue

Era(s): Modern

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Esteemed food critic and writer Matthew Fort takes to his Vespa in search of Sicily’s culinary delights.

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A Ruby in her Navel

A Ruby in her Navel

Author(s): Barry Unsworth

Location(s): Sicily

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 12th Century

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The Court of King Roger in Twelfth century Sicily simmers with the volatile passions of Christians, Muslims, Jews, Latins and Greeks. Among them, a young Norman called Thurstan Beauchamp finds employment under Yusuf, a Muslim who holds the Christian...

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August Heat

August Heat

Author(s): Andrea Camilleri

Location(s): Sicily

Genre(s): Crime

Era(s): Modern

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The setting, as usual, is the picturesque, non-metropolitan region of Vigata in Sicily. And it’s hot –stiflingly hot. In August Heat, we are never allowed to forget the all-enveloping sultriness (the inspector — possessor of miniature fan, the only...

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Secrets in Sicily

Secrets in Sicily

Author(s): Penny Feeny

Location(s): Sicily

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Second half 20th Century

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Sicily, 1977 Ten-year-old Lily and family arrive for their annual summer holiday in Sicily. Adopted as a toddler, Lily’s childhood has been idyllic. But a chance encounter with a local woman on the beach changes everything… 10 years later…...

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