A Novel

Book - 2012
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When Bonaria adopts Maria, the unloved fourth child of a widow, she tries to shield the girl from the truth about her role as an angel of mercy. Moved by the pleas of a young man crippled in an accident, she breaks her golden rule of familial consent, and in the recriminations that follow, Maria rejects her and flees Sardinia for Turin. Adrift in the big city, Maria strives as ever to find love and acceptance, but her efforts are overshadowed by the creeping knowledge of a debt unpaid, of a duty and destiny that must one day be hers.
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2012
Description: 175 p. ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9781619020504
Branch Call Number: Murg


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SPL_Melanie Dec 08, 2017

Really interesting story with lots in it to discuss. As another reader said, the translation could be a bit smoother, but the setting and characters are unusual and intriguing enough to carry this book.

rosagentile Jun 07, 2016

a very poor translation. a shame really. the story is rather interesting. Quirky literal translations that don't work at all and distract too much to be enjoyable.

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