Posts Tagged ‘ Italy ’

Would You Stash the Body to Save the Party?

May 29, 2013
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What do you do when you find your grandfather dead half an hour before your cousin’s wedding? Well, you can hide him in his bed and tell everyone he didn’t feel like coming. Beate Boeker‘s new mystery “Delayed Death” is set in Florence, Italy, where Carlina finds her grandfather dead on the day of her cousin Emma’s wedding. She decides to hide the body until after the ceremony. However, as it turns out, her grandfather…

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One Family’s Story of Coming to America

May 20, 2013
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Confession is good for the soul, even after the soul has been claimed. The novel “Forty Years in a Day” by Mona Rodriguez begins in Italy, 1900. After years of torment and neglect, Victoria and her four small children emigrate to Hell’s Kitchen, New York, to escape her alcoholic, abusive husband. On the day they leave, he tragically dies, but she doesn’t learn of his death for several years — it’s a secret that puts…

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