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After the Divorce

After the Divorce

by Grazia Deledda | Susan Ashe

  • LITERATURE
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 174 PAGES

This powerful and tragic tale of murder and infidelity is set, like many of the Nobel Prize winning author's novels, on her native Sardinia. First published in 1902. (ITL196, $17.00)

Sea and Sardinia

Sea and Sardinia

by D.H. Lawrence

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 211 PAGES

A marvelous account of a trip to Sardinia, evoking both the charms and travails of the then-remote island and the personality of the author. It's a pleasingly exaggerated, accessible portrait of life on the island, circa 1921. (ITL349, $16.00)

Eyewitness Guide Sardinia

Eyewitness Guide Sardinia

by Eyewitness Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES

A comprehensive guide to the island of Sardinia, featuring color photography, dozens of excellent maps and a synopsis of the island's attractions. (ITL183, $20.00)

Sardinia Map

Sardinia Map

by Touring Club Italiano

  • MAP

A colorful map of the island of Sardinia, at a scale of 1:200,000. (ITL259, $13.95)

 
Sardinia Adventure Map

Sardinia Adventure Map


by National Geographic Society

  • 2011
  • MAP

A map of Sardinia at a scale of 1:220,00. (ITL223, $11.95)

Rough Guide Sardinia

Rough Guide Sardinia


by Robert Andrews

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 344 PAGES

A comprehensive edgy guide to Sardinia in the British series with an equal focus on culture, history and travel information. (ITL564, $21.99)

Italy and Its Invaders

Italy and Its Invaders


by Girolamo Arnaldi

  • HISTORY
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 240 PAGES

A wide-ranging history of the many empires and world powers that have invaded Italy, and their lasting influences, both positive and negative, on Italian art, architecture and culture up to the present day. (ITL661, $19.95)

La Bella Figura, A Field Guide to the Italian Mind

La Bella Figura, A Field Guide to the Italian Mind


by Beppe Severgnini

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES
  • BEST SELLER

Italians themselves love this guide to the Italian character, which addresses their never-ending passion for beauty, disorder and high emotion. Severgnini opens the book with a snapshot of the hubbub at Malpensa Airport, then moves on to Tuscany, Rome, Naples and Sardinia. (ITL718, $15.00)

The Ancient Mediterranean

The Ancient Mediterranean


by Michael Grant

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1990
  • PAPER
  • 374 PAGES

Grant, a well-known classical scholar, provides this comprehensive history of the peoples and cultures of the Mediterranean, including Egypt, Israel, Crete, Greece, the Roman states and many others. A very well-researched account of Western history's roots. (MED10, $20.00)

The Middle Sea

The Middle Sea


by John Julius Norwich

  • HISTORY
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 720 PAGES

A marvelous writer who has already written on Byzantium, Venice and the Sahara, Norwich spins his magic in this story of culture, trade and politics, royalty and rulers, wars and religion in the Mediterranean. (MED98, $21.00)

D.H. Lawrence and Italy

D.H. Lawrence and Italy


by D.H. Lawrence

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 495 PAGES

This omnibus Penguin Classics edition includes Lawrence's three travel tales, each very different in tone and all wonderful: Sea and Sardinia is a nostalgic look at traditional ways of life; Twilight in Italy, an evocation of Lawrence's memorable stay on Lake Garda; and Etruscan Places, his musings on ancient sites, including the painted tombs of Tarquinia. (ITL62, $18.00)

Pillars of Hercules

Pillars of Hercules


by Paul Theroux

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 509 PAGES

Theroux seems to have had an exceptionally good time on his tour of the Mediterranean, circling the celebrated sea on foot, horseback, train and boat from Gibraltar to North Africa. (MED20, $17.00)

Casa Rossa

Casa Rossa


by Francesca Marciano

  • LITERATURE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 340 PAGES

A vivid novel following the lives of a mother, daughter and granddaughter from Puglia over the course of the 20th century, opening as the narrator prepares to sell Casa Rossa, the family farm. (ITL534, $14.95)

Cosima

Cosima


by Grazia Deledda

  • LITERATURE
  • 1988
  • PAPER
  • 160 PAGES

The tale of one woman's struggle to become a writer in late 19th-century Sardinia, this beautiful, fable-like novel from the Nobel Prize-winner draws on Deledda's own experiences. (ITA252, $17.50)

Death in Sardinia, An Inspector Bordelli Mystery

Death in Sardinia, An Inspector Bordelli Mystery


by Marco Vichi

  • MYSTERY
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 464 PAGES

This third installment in the series finds Bordelli consumed by his impending retirement. He won't have much time to brood, though, once a local loan shark is found dead. (ITA432, $25.95)

Italian Folktales

Italian Folktales


by Italo Calvino

  • LITERATURE
  • 1992
  • PAPER
  • 763 PAGES

A treasured collection of 200 lively folk tales presented by one of the modern masters of Italian fiction. Calvino's elegant rendering of these old stories reveals his great affection for the folkloric traditions of his childhood. (ITL314, $25.00)

Master and Commander

Master and Commander


by Patrick O'Brian

  • LITERATURE
  • 1990
  • PAPER
  • 412 PAGES

The very first of O'Brian's wildly successful seafaring novels about Captain Aubrey and sidekick Maturin sets the duo against a well-researched Napoleonic wars backdrop in the Western Mediterranean. (MED27, $14.95)

Reeds in the Wind

Reeds in the Wind


by Grazia Deledda

  • LITERATURE
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 199 PAGES

A tale of penitence and salvation about three noble sisters sinking into poverty in Sardinia. First published in Italy in 1913 by the second woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. (ITA232, $17.50)

The Day of Judgment


by Salvatorre Satta | Patrick Creagh

  • LITERATURE
  • 1979
  • PAPER
  • 308 PAGES

Satta's birthplace, Nuoro, Sardinia, features powerfully in this tale of Don Sebastiano and his family at the turn of the last century. (ITL997, $14.00)

Vendetta

Vendetta


by Michael Dibdin

  • MYSTERY
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 260 PAGES

An eccentric billionaire, his wife and guests are gunned down Mob-style in his Sardinian villa in this second book in the Aurelio Zen series. (ITL621, $15.00)

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