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Recommended historical fiction books (4)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. If you are into historical fiction here are some historical fiction books from Italy for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge.


Accabadora by Michela Murgia EN

Rating: 4.5     3 Votes
Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
The award winning Accabadora is an exceptional English–language debut, written with intriguing subtlety reflecting a sensual picture of local Italian life and death in villages during the 1950's. A time where family ties and obligations still decide much of life's ebb and flow. A must read for those who love a touch of the unusual. Formerly beautiful and at one time betrothed to a fallen soldier, Bonaria Urrai has a long held covenant with the dead. Midwife to the dying, easing their suffering and sometimes ending it, she is revered and feared in equal measure as the village's Accabadora. When... continue
Recommended: 06 Oct 2022


The Boy Who Granted Dreams by Luca Di Fulvio EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
Recommended: 03 Dec 2022


The Chimera by Sebastiano Vassalli EN

Rating: 2     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
Offering a study of hypocrisy and evil, a comic novel of religious corruption and witchcraft in seventeenth-century Italy chronicles the fate of a young orphan named Antonia, who is burned at the stake in the town of Novara in 1610.
Recommended: 06 Oct 2022


The Seamstress of Sardinia by Bianca Pitzorno EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
An immersive and vividly written historical novel for anyone who loved Ferrante's Neapolitan novels or Tracy Chevalier’s Girl with a Pearl Earring.
Recommended: 16 Jan 2023



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