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The Garden of Letters

Alyson Richman

THE NEW NOVEL FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE LOST WIFE Set against the rich backdrop of World War II Italy, Garden of Letters captures the hope, suspense, and romance of an uncertain era, in an epic intertwining story of first love, great tragedy, and spectacular bravery. Portofino, Italy, 1943. A young woman steps off a boat in a scenic coastal village. Although she knows how to disappear in a crowd, Elodie is too terrified to slip by the German officers while carrying her poorly forged identity papers. She is frozen until a man she's never met before claims to know her. In desperate need of shelter, Elodie follows him back to his home on the cliffs of Portofino. Only months before, Elodie Bertolotti was a cello prodigy in Verona, unconcerned with world events. But when Mussolini's Fascist regime strikes her family, Elodie is drawn into the burgeoning resistance movement by Luca, a young and impassioned bookseller. As the occupation looms, she discovers that her unique musical talents, and her courage, have the power to save lives. In Portofino, young doctor Angelo Rosselli gives the frightened and exhausted girl sanctuary. He is a man with painful secrets of his own, haunted by guilt and remorse. But Elodie's arrival has the power to awaken a sense of hope and joy that Angelo thought was lost to him forever.

THE NEW NOVEL FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE LOST WIFE Set against the rich backdrop of World War II Italy, Garden of Letters captures the hope, suspense, and romance of an uncertain era, in an epic intertwining story of first love, great tragedy, and spectacular bravery. Portofino, Italy, 1943. A young woman steps off a boat in a scenic coastal village. Although she knows how to disappear in a crowd, Elodie is too terrified to slip by the German officers while carrying her poorly forged identity papers. She is frozen until a man she's never met before claims to know her. In desperate need of shelter, Elodie follows him back to his home on the cliffs of Portofino. Only months before, Elodie Bertolotti was a cello prodigy in Verona, unconcerned with world events. But when Mussolini's Fascist regime strikes her family, Elodie is drawn into the burgeoning resistance movement by Luca, a young and impassioned bookseller. As the occupation looms, she discovers that her unique musical talents, and her courage, have the power to save lives. In Portofino, young doctor Angelo Rosselli gives the frightened and exhausted girl sanctuary. He is a man with painful secrets of his own, haunted by guilt and remorse. But Elodie's arrival has the power to awaken a sense of hope and joy that Angelo thought was lost to him forever.
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THE NEW NOVEL FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE LOST WIFE Set against the rich backdrop of World War II Italy, Garden of Letters captures the hope, suspense, and romance of an uncertain era, in an epic intertwining story of first love, great tragedy, and spectacular bravery. Portofino, Italy, 1943. A young woman steps off a boat in a scenic coastal village. Although she knows how to disappear in a crowd, Elodie is too terrified to slip by the German officers while carrying her poorly forged identity papers. She is frozen until a man she's never met before claims to know her. In desperate need of shelter, Elodie follows him back to his home on the cliffs of Portofino. Only months before, Elodie Bertolotti was a cello prodigy in Verona, unconcerned with world events. But when Mussolini's Fascist regime strikes her family, Elodie is drawn into the burgeoning resistance movement by Luca, a young and impassioned bookseller. As the occupation looms, she discovers that her unique musical talents, and her courage, have the power to save lives. In Portofino, young doctor Angelo Rosselli gives the frightened and exhausted girl sanctuary. He is a man with painful secrets of his own, haunted by guilt and remorse. But Elodie's arrival has the power to awaken a sense of hope and joy that Angelo thought was lost to him forever.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Elizabeth Sastre

Length:

11h 6m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:47


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:01


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

26:35


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

25:59


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:50


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:39


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:49


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:06


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:29


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

18:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:38


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

18:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:15


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:13


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:56


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:56


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

27:15


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

18:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:36


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

38:39


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:42


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

27:54


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

15:09


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

26:08


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

28:03


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:38


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

19:33


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

16:50


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

20:19


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

21:34


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:11


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

31:25


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:01


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

32:28


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

19:27


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

13:26


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

22:45


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

19:49


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:14


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:20


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

01:13