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Lambrusco

Ellen Cooney

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

The extraordinary Resistance movement of the Italian people in the Second World War is brought to life in a captivating, deeply moving story of a mother's search for her son, by the author of the widely acclaimed A Private Hotel for Gentle Ladies. The year is 1943. Nazis have invaded Italy; American troops have landed. At Aldo's restaurant on the Adriatic coast, Lucia Fantini, wife of the late Aldo, entertained customers for years with her marvelous opera singing, but normal operations have ceased; the restaurant has been seized by nazifascisti, and a resistance squad of waiters and tradesmen has been formed, led by Lucia's son Beppino. When he disappears after acting on his own to destroy a German truck, Lucia asks, "What kind of a partisan are you, blowing something up without telling your mother?" and sets off to look for him. Lucia is aided in her efforts by a richly drawn cast of characters, including Annmarie Malone, the American Army Intelligence officer who's a professional golfer back home; Tito Roncuzzi, the butcher who taught neighborhood dogs to pee on Fascists' boots, Etto Renzetti, the factory owner who scoffs at Dante, and Ugo Fantini, Aldo's physician cousin, who has reasons of his own for wanting to be near Lucia. Lucia's journey across a war-devastated Italy is operatic in its scope and intensity. Ellen Cooney has drawn on her heritage as a third-generation Italian-American to invoke not only a country in crisis but also its literature, its moods, and, most of all, its music. This is a tale told with lyrical grace and an effervescent comic spirit to match the wine that nourishes them all--Lambrusco. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Cassandra Campbell

Length:

11h 31m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:55

Introduction
Introduction

00:53


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:54


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:53


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:57


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:51


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:55


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:21


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:15


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:30


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:29


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:39


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:19


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:21


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:06


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:59


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:19


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:41


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:33


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:32


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:10


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:52


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:38


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:42


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:45


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:01


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:06


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:36


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:49


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:02


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:33


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:21


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

01:54


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:03


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:06


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:22


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:22


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:51


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:59


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:09


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:47


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:30


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:54


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

02:59


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:14


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:14


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:03


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:05


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:34


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:02


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:08


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:47


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:05


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:02


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:58


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:37


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:22


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:50


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:29


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:17


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:42


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

02:31


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:11


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:39


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:08


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:34


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:46


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:23


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:25


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:53


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:18


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

02:42


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:26


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:55


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:53


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:47


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:38


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:10


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:21


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:36


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:38


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:08


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:18


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:33


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:54


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:04


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:49


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:27


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:45


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:22


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:28


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:48


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:36


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:28


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:06


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:14


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:36


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:04


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:32


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:04


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:52


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:36


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:01


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:59


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:15


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:46


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:31


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:11


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:16


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

03:21


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:19


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:23


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:53


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

04:48


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

06:05


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:28


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

02:50


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

05:26


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:18


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

01:56


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:59


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

05:48


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

05:03


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

06:05


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

05:58


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

05:30


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

05:28


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

05:14


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

04:57


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

05:07


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

04:19


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

02:28


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

00:24