Siracusa

Siracusa

eBook - 2016
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A novel about marriage and deceit that follows two couples on vacation in Siracusa, a town on the coast of Sicily, where the secrets they have hidden from each other are exposed and relationships are unraveled. New Yorkers Michael, a famous writer, and Lizzie, a journalist, travel to Italy with their friends from Maine--Finn, his wife Taylor, and their daughter Snow. "From the beginning," says Taylor, "it was a conspiracy for Lizzie and Finn to be together." Told Rashomon-style in alternating points of view, the characters expose and stumble upon lies and infidelities past and present. Snow, ten years old and precociously drawn into a far more adult drama, becomes the catalyst for catastrophe as the novel explores collusion and betrayal in marriage.
Publisher: New York : Blue Rider Press, 2016.
ISBN: 9781101621530
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (288 pages)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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volare
Jan 05, 2021

Too many psychoses and neuroses in this book for my liking.

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maipenrai
Dec 14, 2019

Until Siracusa I would have sworn I could not enjoy a book if I did not bond with / like at least one character. Ms. Ephron proved me wrong. There are no admiral individuals in this book; I was not even fond of the child ( though that is her mother's fault ). I found the book to be well written and engaging. Highly recommend. Kristi & Abby Tabby .AUDIOBOOK availale from MNLINK.

debwalker Aug 12, 2017

A clever tale of marital betrayal that will make sure you never go on a couples holiday.

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brangwinn
Apr 16, 2017

I finished the book only because I loved visiting this area of Sicily. Unfortunately, there was not one character with whom I could identify. They were shallow self-centered people. That being said, these were the type of people needed in order to make the horrible murder of one husband’s lover realistic.

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Soundreader
Feb 18, 2017

Well-written and funny. Ephron is known for her romantic comedy movies but this book is nothing like those! A dark comedy love triangle mystery set in Italy. Each chapter is told from a different character perspective on the same scene. Definitely gives the reader the idea of how much perspective matters depending on who is telling it. Entertaining to say the least.

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Barbaravee
Sep 18, 2016

Although considered a "summer read" I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The characterizations were complex and believable. The writing sharp and sophisticated. As I neared the end of the novel I found myself reading more slowly as I regretted finishing. 5 stars for me!!!

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ronandlynda
Jun 22, 2016

A Loanstars July 2016 Top Ten Pick

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