The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian
Doubleday | 2013 | ISBN: 0385534817 | 320 pages | EPUB | 4 MB
From the New York Times bestselling author of Midwives and The Sandcastle Girls comes a spellbinding novel of love, despair, and revenge—set in war-ravaged Tuscany.
1943: Tucked away in the idyllic hills south of Florence, the Rosatis, an Italian family of noble lineage, believe that the walls of their ancient villa will keep them safe from the war raging across Europe. But the Nazis descend upon the estate demanding hospitality, and what was once their sanctuary becomes their prison.
Set against an exquisitely rendered Italian countryside, The Light in the Ruins unveils a breathtaking story of moral paradox, human frailty, and the mysterious ways of the heart.