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THE BEST-SELLING 2023 FICTION TITLE
12 months in the top ten charts!
330,000 copies sold – 25 editions
2023 Bancarella Prize Winner – Prize awarded by booksellers
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Anna Allavena, Letter Carrier: the extraordinary story of an ordinary woman who moves from Northern Italy to the South and becomes the first postwoman in a village in the Salento region.
A riveting story about female courage and emancipation, as well as about two inseparable brothers destined to love the same woman.
Salento, June 1934. A coach stops in the main square of Lizzanello, a village with only a few souls. A couple get off: the man, Carlo, a child of the South, is happy to be back home; the woman, Anna – his wife – is from the North. She is as beautiful as a Greek statue, but sad and worried: what kind of life awaits her in this unfamiliar land?
In the eyes of the villagers, Anna never ceases to be “the foreigner” who doesn’t attend church, doesn’t wander around the village and doesn’t gossip. Proud and prickly, Anna never yields to the customs of Southern women: not only does she take the postal services public exam, but actually passes it and becomes the first postwoman in the village, or rather the first “letter carrier”, as she wants to be called.
For over twenty years, Anna is the invisible thread that brings the village residents and their stories together. First on foot, then by bicycle, proud in her navy blue cap and uniform, Anna delivers letters from the young men at the front, postcards from emigrants and missives from secret lovers. Without meaning to – and above all without the villagers wanting it – the letter carrier changes many things in Lizzanello.
#1 Overall Bestseller List!
The final chapter of the spicy romance trilogy.
The flawed love story between Vanessa and Thomas has reached the final stop: rows and reconciliations, betrayal and lies have now divided them. But can something that is broken be mended?
When, after a time apart, Vanessa returns to Corvallis, she harbours a deep resentment towards the man who broke her heart. Meanwhile, Thomas has straightened himself out, but the anger they both feel triggers another war made up of clashes and provocations. The attraction that binds them still smoulders like fire under the ashes and needs only a spark to flare up again. However, Logan, a by now permanent presence at Vanessa’s side, stands between them. He is a good man, ready to take care of her and is everything Thomas cannot be. Or is he? Perhaps Thomas is right in always warning her against him. They try to piece their relationship back together bit by bit, facing many challenges until Vanessa and Thomas are certain that their love is going to last and that, despite their difficulties and flaws, they cannot live without each other.
40,000 copies sold!
A new novel by the winner of the Premio Strega 2021.
A true story that becomes a novel and focuses on the most demanding of family bonds: the one between a father and a son. Like in the best game of mirrors with the author as the protagonist, the search for his father becomes a search for himself and all the lives he left behind.
Emanuele’s father is a Jungian psychologist, a magician capable of healing wounded souls. As a child, Emanuele soon learns that in order to survive in his father’s orbit it’s best for him to be a peripheral figure. After all, his mother keeps saying “You know what he’s like” whenever she talks about his father. But Emanuele doesn’t really know and, after his father dies, very little is left of him except an apartment no one wants, where the invisible mists of the lives and sorrows he had healed, oiled and straightened still linger.
So Emanuele decides to buy this flat and to live permanently in that atmosphere still hovering after his father’s life was cut short, because – first as a son, then as a writer – he wants to reconstruct the identity of a man who never left anything of himself in writing.
Valentina Bronti, thirty-six, is the mother of restless triplet girls and lives with her husband although they are separated. When she comes across an old missing-person case, she becomes fascinated by it to the point where it turns her life upside down.
A new protagonist – inquisitive and unpredictable – and a chance investigator.
A witty novel about the issues of contemporary families and about all the women who try and find a balance between motherhood and a professional life.
Turin, 2022. Valentina no longer has a job. She has been on indefinite leave since her triplet girls were born. She lives with her husband Marco, although they are separated.
When her daughters stage an escape from their kindergarten, involving their friend Agnese, Valentina discovers that Chiara, Agnese’s mother, is the sister of Elisa Barberis, who vanished on 15 February 2012: she was about to graduate in Literature when she vanished into thin air after leaving the faculty.
Valentina becomes fascinated by this case and starts to investigate, involving her husband, with whom she reconciles. She manages to track down Elisa, who says that she killed herself metaphorically, unable to be herself in the roles the people around her expected her to play. The Elisa of once apon a time is only “someone I used to know” and it is what Valentina also thinks of her old self. She finally realises what she wants from life: to work on cold cases.
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Written by the scientist considered one of the top international experts in microbiota, this book outlines the way avant-garde research on microbiota is revolutionising the prevention and treatment of mood swings, eating disorders, degenerative illnesses and neurological problems.
World-famous scientist Maria Rescigno explains clearly how the intestine-brain connection is regulated by microbiota: she guides us through the latest discoveries and possible future developments and teaches us to “modulate” microbiota – with the help of specific probiotics and postbiotics, bacterial metabolites, fermented foods and microbiota transplants – in order to protect and rebuild a healthy intestinal barrier, and thereby prevent and treat disorders linked to its imbalances.
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