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Author: Roland Merullo Narrator: Angelo Di Loreto Publisher: Brilliance Audio Audio Length: Release Date: November 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781713542568

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Roland Merullo, bestselling author of Once Night Falls, returns with a galvanizing historical novel of Nazi-occupied Naples and the rage and resistance of a people under siege.

Italy, 1943. The Nazi occupation has cemented its grip on the devastated city of Naples.

Giuseppe DiPietra, a curator in the National Archives, has a subversive plan to aid the Allies. If he’s discovered, forced labor or swift execution. Lucia Pastone, secretary for the Italian Fascist government, is risking her own life in secret defiance of orders. And Lucia’s father, Aldo, is a black marketeer who draws Giuseppe and Lucia into the underworld—for their protection and to help plant the seeds of resistance. Their fates are soon intertwined with those of Aldo’s devoted lover and a boy of the streets who’ll do anything to live another day. And all of Naples is about to join forces to overcome impossible odds and repel the Nazi occupiers.

Inspired by a true historic uprising, From These Broken Streets is a richly layered novel of the extraordinary daring of ordinary people whose bonds of love, family, and unfaltering courage could not be broken.

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  • “An entertaining and engaging read.”

    - Historical Novel Society
  • “The seamless plot is compelling, making this an altogether deeply satisfying work of historical fiction.”

    - Booklist
  • “Utterly compelling. War-time Naples is brought vividly to life…A moving and memorable story.”

    - Lindsay Jayne Ashford, author of The House at Mermaid’s Cove
  • “Merullo beautifully portrays his characters’ longing for spiritual and physical peace, [and] their urgent desire for human connection and redemption, all the while ratcheting up the tension until it’s almost unbearable.”

    - Katrin Schumann, author of The Forgotten Hours

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About the Author

Roland Merullo is the author of more than twenty works of fiction and nonfiction, including The Talk-Funny Girl, winner of an Alex Award; Vatican Waltz, a Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2013 pick; Lunch with Buddha, selected as one of Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2013; Revere Beach Boulevard, named one of the “Top 100 Essential Books of New England” by the Boston Globe; and Revere Beach Elegy, winner of the Massachusetts Book Award for nonfiction. Born in Boston and raised in Revere, Massachusetts, he attended Brown University, where he obtained a bachelor of arts in Russian studies and a master of arts in Russian language and literature. He is a former Peace Corps volunteer and has also made his living as a carpenter, college professor, and cabdriver. For more information, visit

About the Narrator

JD Jackson is a theater professor, aspiring stage director, and award-winning audiobook narrator. He is a classically trained actor, and his television and film credits include roles on House, ER, Law & Order, Hack, Sherrybaby, Diary of a City Priest, and Lucky Number Slevin. He is the recipient of more than a dozen Earphones Awards for narration and an Odyssey Honor for G. Neri’s Ghetto Cowboy, and he was also named one of AudioFile magazine’s Best Voices of the Year for 2012 and 2013. An adjunct professor at Los Angeles Southwest College, he has an MFA in theater from Temple University.