During World War II, the beautiful hills of Tuscany are transformed into horrific battlefields as Italian partisans sabotage the Germans. When Hitler's SS begins to commit ghastly atrocities, terrified villagers flee to farmhouses in the hills for refuge.The villagers initially cower as the war rages around them, but they overcome petty differences, confront betrayal by one villager, fearlessly house an escaped prisoner and survive a raid by the Nazis. As the brutal war continues, a young girl finds love, two boys become heroes, and secrets are revealed. Then an unthinkable event changes their lives forever. Inspired by the experiences of author Paul Salsini's relatives, The Cielo: A Novel of Wartime Tuscany is a riveting story of courage, endurance, and the power of the human spirit in the cruelest of times. "Paul Salsini has the gift of thoroughly knowing and deeply understanding the people and the region in which his drama is set, and so the sky literally is the limit for this moving debut novel of a luscious country too often forgotten when we consider the ravages of the 'Good War.'"
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Paul Salsini, the son of Italian immigrants, was a writer, editor and writing coach at The Milwaukee Journal for many years and now teaches journalism at Marquette University. His travel articles about Italy have appeared in The New York Times and elsewhere. He and his wife, Barbara, have three children and four grandchildren and live in Milwaukee with their cat, Bella.
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Descrizione libro iUniverse, Inc., 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0595406971
Descrizione libro iUniverse, Inc., 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0595406971
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