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The Story of a New Name

Neapolitan Novels #2

by Elena Ferrante

The second book, following last year’s My Brilliant Friend, featuring the two friends Lila and Elena. The two protagonists are now in their twenties. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila. Meanwhile, Elena...


My Brilliant Friend

Neapolitan Novels #1

by Elena Ferrante

A modern masterpiece from one of Italy’s most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila. Ferrante’s inimitable style lends itself...


The Natural Disorder of Things

by Andrea Canobbio & Abigail Asher

Claudio Fratta is a garden designer at the height of his career; a naturally solitary man, a tender, playful companion to his nephews, and a considerate colleague. But under his amiable exterior simmers a quiet...


Foucault's Pendulum

by Umberto Eco

Bored with their work, three Milanese editors cook up "the Plan," a hoax that connects the medieval Knights Templar with other occult groups from ancient to modern times. This produces a map indicating the geographical...


Numero Zero

by Umberto Eco & Richard Dixon

From the best-selling author of The Name of the Rose and The Prague Cemetery, a novel about the murky world of media politics, conspiracy, and murder


The Story of the Lost Child

Neapolitan Novels #4

by Elena Ferrante & Ann Goldstein

“Nothing quite like this has ever been published before,” proclaimed The Guardian newspaper about the Neapolitan Novels in 2014. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, the third book in the series, was an international...


Limbo

by Melania G. Mazzucco & Virginia Jewiss

A moving but unsentimental examination of one woman's life as she navigates life after war

It's Christmas Eve and twenty-seven-year-old Manuela Paris is returning home to a seaside town outside Rome. Years ago,...


The Human Body

by Paolo Giordano & Anne Milano Appel

From the bestselling author of The Solitude of Prime Numbers, a searing novel of the journey from youth into manhood

 

A heartrending, at times darkly comic but ultimately redemptive novel, Paolo Giordano’s...


Twice Born: A Novel

by Margaret Mazzantini

This international bestseller is a sweeping portrait of motherhood, loss, and redemption in war-torn Sarajevo.

Filled with memories of the four-year siege of Sarajevo, Gemma reluctantly boards a flight from...


Three Light-Years

by Andrea Canobbio & Anne Milano Appel

Cecilia and Claudio are doctors are the same hospital. They eat lunch together almost every day; they talk, sometimes even share secrets. Each is enmeshed in a complicated, painful relationship that has technically...


Hunting Season: A Novel

by Andrea Camilleri & Stephen Sartarelli

From internationally bestselling author Andrea Camilleri, a brilliant, bawdy comedy that will surprise even the most die-hard Montalbano fans

In 1880s Vigàta, a stranger comes to town to open a pharmacy. Fofò...


On Earth as It Is in Heaven

by Davide Enia & Antony Shugaar

A dark, gripping coming-of-age tale that explores violence, friendship, family, and what it means to be a man

Summer, Palermo, early 1980s. The air hangs hot and heavy. The Mafia-ruled city is a powder keg ready...


The Days of Abandonment

by Elena Ferrante

"She is among the greatest Italian authors of recent years."-Corriere della Sera

"Ferrante dissects the personal microcosm so well, and with awesome lucidity and precision shows us the meanderings of a woman's...


Clash of Civilizations Over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio

by Amara Lakhous & Ann Goldstein

A compelling mix of social satire and murder mystery. 

A small culturally mixed community living in an apartment building in the center of Rome is thrown into disarray when one of the neighbors is murdered....


The Leopard

by Giuseppe Di Lampedusa

A classic of modern fiction. Set in the 1860s, THE LEOPARD is the spellbinding story of a decadent, dying Sicilian aristocracy threatened by the approaching forces of democracy and revolution.


God's Mountain

by De Luca, Erri

This is a story told by a boy in his thirteenth year, recorded in his secret diary. His life is about to change; his world, about to open.

 

He lives in Montedidio—God’s Mountain—a cluster of alleys in...


Time on My Hands

by Giorgio Vasta

When does a game stop being a game? And what would cause a young boy to commit an act of savage violence? In Time on My Hands by Giorgio Vasta, the year is 1978, and a chilling drama is unfolding in Rome. Members...


Pereira Declares: A Testimony

by Antonio Tabucchi & Patrick Creagh

"One of the most intriguing and appealing character studies in recent European fiction, and easily the best work of Tabucchi's to have appeared in English translation."—Kirkus Reviews Dr. Pereira is an aging,...


If on a winter's night a traveler

by Italo Calvino

Italo Calvino imagines a novel capable of endless mutations in this intricately crafted story about writing and readers.

 

If on a Winter's Night a Traveler turns out to be not one novel but ten, each with a...


Invisible Cities

by Italo Calvino

Imaginary conversations between Marco Polo and his host, the Chinese ruler Kublai Khan, conjure up cities of magical times. “Of all tasks, describing the contents of a book is the most difficult and in the...