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The Light in the Ruins free pdf From the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Midwives" and "The Sandcastle Girls" comes a spellbinding novel of love, despair, and revenge set in war-ravaged Tuscany. 1943: Tucked away in the idyllic hills south of Florence, the Rosatis, an Italian family of noble lineage, believe that the walls of their ancient villa will keep them safe from the war raging across Europe. Eighteen-year-old Cristina spends her days swimming in the pool, playing with her young niece and nephew, and wandering aimlessly amid the estate s gardens and olive groves. But when two soldiers, a German and an Italian, arrive at the villa asking to see an ancient Etruscan burial site, the Rosatis bucolic tranquility is shattered. A young German lieutenant begins to court Cristina, the Nazis descend upon the estate demanding hospitality, and what was once their sanctuary becomes their prison. 1955: Serafina Bettini, an investigator with the Florence police department, has her own demons. A beautiful woman, Serafina carefully hides her scars along with her haunting memories of the war. But when she is assigned to a gruesome new case a serial killer targeting the Rosatis, murdering the remnants of the family one-by-one in cold blood Serafina finds herself digging into a past that involves both the victims and her own tragic history. Set against an exquisitely rendered Italian countryside, "The Light in the Ruins" unveils a breathtaking story of moral paradox, human frailty, and the mysterious ways of the heart."

About Chris Bohjalian

Chris Bohjalian is the critically acclaimed author of sixteen books, including the "New York Times" bestsellers "The Sandcastle Girls, Skeletons at the Feast, The Double Bind, "and "Midwives." His novel "Midwives" was a number one "New York Times "bestseller and a selection of Oprah's Book Club. His work has been translated into more than twenty-five languages, and three of his novels have become movies" (Secrets of Eden, Midwives," and "Past the Bleachers"). He lives in Vermont with his wife and daughter. Visit him at www.chrisbohjalian.com or on Facebook.

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Author : Chris Bohjalian
Publisher : Random House USA Inc
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ISBN : 0804120919
EAN : 9780804120913
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 434 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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