Casa RossaBook - 2003
Casa Rossaa farmhouse in Puglia owned by the Strada familyis being sold. And as she packs up the house, Alina Strada pieces together the history of her family's past, and of the lives of three extraordinary Strada women. Grandmother Reňe, a beautiful Tunisian, is wife, muse, and model for Alina's painter grandfather, but she leaves him and flees to Nazi Germany. Alina's mother, Alba, marries a melancholic screenwriter and lives la dolce vita in 1950s Rome until her husband's mysterious death. Isabella, Alina's sister and once her best friend, finds herself drawn to a dangerous ideology in the 1970s; the sisters' love for one another soon shifts to a betrayal of which they can never speak. As these individual lives unfold, so does the larger onethe story of a family whose secrets collide with history.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2003
Edition: 1st Vintage Contemporaries ed
Branch Call Number: FICTION MARCI...F
Characteristics: 340 pages ; 21 cm