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  1. Anne Wellman Anne Wellman says:

    Very well written and well translated story of three generations in rural Italy, billed as a novel although it appears to be very lightly fictionalised biography the author states that all names and dates are true The book depicts the gradual rise from poverty of a matriarchal clan and the way in which love influences each generation so that the final descendant, the author Margherita, feels the weight of all the love preceding Great insights into family and relationships, the joys and sadne Very well written and well translated story of three generations in rural Italy, billed as a novel although it appears to be very lightly fictionalised biography the author states that all names and dates are true The book depicts the gradual rise from poverty of a matriarchal clan and the way in which love influences each generation so that the final descendant, the author Margherita, feels the weight of all the love preceding Great insights into family and relationships, the joys and sadnesses of some lives compared to others Far better writing than Elena Ferrante, who merely tells a story and has nothing larger to say


  2. Rosemary Rosemary says:

    This book made me think so much of my own mother, her sisters and their story of being born into an agricultural northern Italian reality in the early 1920s and the unfolding of their migration story The women are strong and fascinating characters and I liked the way the story was not delivered in a linear way but rather dipped into events the way our memories seem to in random ways One thing I disliked was the clumsy title It almost caused me to put the book back on the shelf but I m glad i This book made me think so much of my own mother, her sisters and their story of being born into an agricultural northern Italian reality in the early 1920s and the unfolding of their migration story The women are strong and fascinating characters and I liked the way the story was not delivered in a linear way but rather dipped into events the way our memories seem to in random ways One thing I disliked was the clumsy title It almost caused me to put the book back on the shelf but I m glad i didn t


  3. Donatella Donatella says:

    bellissimo libro ben scritto, come sempre da questa autrice fantastica


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  • 304 pages
  • Portrait of a Family with a Fat Daughter (Dedalus Europe)
  • Margherita Giacobino
  • 06 January 2017

About the Author: Margherita Giacobino

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