My Sardinian Summer (Paperback)Michael Uras (author)
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A laugh-out-loud, poignant and uplifting ode to the simple pleasure and small joys in life. Perfect for fans of Gail Honeyman, Rosanna Ley and Ruth Hogan.
"A lovely feel-good story" -Lisa, NetGalley reviewer
"I adored this book... a wonderful discovery!" -Breves litteraires blog
How do you find where you're going, if you've forgotten where you're from...
WHAT READERS THINK
"A wonderful read" -Abby, NetGalley reviewer
"An ode to the simple pleasure and small joys in life." -Breves litteraires blog
"A real treat!" -RTBF
"A book full of light, sunshine and joy." -Lapresse.ca
"The writing is soft, luminous, and full of hope." -Blogger
"A delightful novel that celebrates the reading experience." -Tele 7 Jours
Giacomo is stuck in a funk he can't shake - and a translation he can't finish. When he's summoned home to Sardinia, to say a final goodbye to his dying grandmother, he's offered the perfect opportunity to escape.
On the noisy, sun-drenched island, Giacomo reconnects with long-lost friends and overbearing relatives, relives the childhood he once couldn't wait to leave behind, and rediscovers new joie-de-vivre within him. Never mind that he's making no progress on his translation. . .
When the time comes to leave once more, Giacomo wonders: has he fallen back in love with his home-island? Or has he been hiding from something which he needs the courage to return and confront?
But most importantly - is his grandma really as ill as she's claiming to be?
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 160 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 24 mm
An ode to the simple pleasure and small joys in life.-- Pauline * Breves litteraires blog *
A real treat! * RTBF *
A book full of light, sunshine and joy. * Lapresse.ca *
The writing is soft, luminous, and full of hope. * Book blog *
"A delightful novel that celebrates the reading experience." * Tele 7 Jours *
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