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The Florios of Sicily Stefania Auci

The Florios of Sicily By Stefania Auci

The Florios of Sicily by Stefania Auci


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Summary

Angelina, born a bastard, charts her own future against the wishes of her father.

In this epic yet intimate tale of power, passion, and revenge, the rise and fall of a family taps into the universal desire to become more than who we are born as.

Translated from the Italian by Katherine Gregor

The Florios of Sicily Summary

The Florios of Sicily: A Novel by Stefania Auci

Based on the true history of the uncrowned kings of Sicily: the story of a family, restless and ambitious, shrewd and determined to be richer and more powerful than anybody else.

In this grand, sweeping epic inspired by the real lives of history-making titans, international best-selling author Stefania Auci brings to life the dark secrets, the loves and betrayals, and the cruel acts of revenge that marked the Florio family's century of influence.

The Florios arrive in Sicily, with nothing but the clothes on their back after an earthquake destroys their hometown. Against all odds, the family begins anew despite the looming Napoleonic wars and devastating plagues. But when Vincenzo is spurned by his aristocratic lover, he vows to avenge his honor by becoming the wealthiest man in Italy. Sacrificing love and family, he strives to buy what cannot be his by birth. Not to be outdone by the men, the Florio women unapologetically demand their place outside the restraints of caring mothers, alluring lovers, or wounded wives. Giulia, though only a mistress, is fiercely intelligent and runs the empire from the shadows. Angelina, born a bastard, charts her own future against the wishes of her father.

In this epic yet intimate tale of power, passion, and revenge, the rise and fall of a family taps into the universal desire to become more than who we are born as.

Translated from the Italian by Katherine Gregor

The Florios of Sicily Reviews

Beautifully written, impossible to put down, the powerful Florios of Sicily are alive on every page. For lovers of historical fiction, Stefania Auci is a blessing, and she has written a family saga you will long remember. - Peter Golden, author of Nothing Is Forgotten When I read it, I knew it was perfect. - La Repubblica Auci focuses a panoramic lens on the Florio family's achievements while never losing sight of the smaller personal details of their (epic) lives. - Kirkus Reviews

About Stefania Auci

Stefania Auci, a Trapani-born special needs teacher currently living in Palermo, has been writing for literary blogs and on-line publications for a long time. She is the author of two popular women's fiction novels for Harlequin Mondadori and of the historical novel Florence, published in 2015 by Baldini e Castoldi.

Additional information

GOR011760375
9780062931672
0062931679
The Florios of Sicily: A Novel by Stefania Auci
Used - Very Good
Hardback
HarperCollins Publishers Inc
20200723
464
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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