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2.67 out of 52.67 out of 52.67 out of 52.67 out of 52.67 out of 5 2.67 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marlena de Blasi Narrator: Marlena de Blasi Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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One summer in Sicily, Marlena de Blasi entered a world of unforgettable magic when she discovered the secret Sicilian villa of Donnafugata. There, life was ruled by ritual and by an unassailable seventy-year-old matriarch and protectress, Tosca.

Willowy and aloof, with an aura of a distant time, Tosca was a woman whose life story begged to be told. In the warmth of Tosca’s garden, Marlena would receive bountiful lessons of life and love as the story of Tosca’s fairy-tale romance with an Italian prince unfolded.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The great Marlena de Blasi writes fairy tales for grownups.”

    Adriana Trigiani, New York Times bestselling author

  • “This book reads like a suspense novel complete with a surprise ending, and though Tosca’s story is compelling, it’s in de Blasi’s telling of it that the true magic lies.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Marlena de Blasi’s That Summer in Sicily leaves you both enthralled and cynically envious…A joyous beach or backyard read that could transport you to distant climes.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Enthralling…A love story that embraces the culture and character of Sicily.”

    Library Journal

  • “An extraordinary tale of passion and love stretching over decades of the twentieth century. Admirers of this author will relish her latest volume.”


  • “[A] fragrant tale of life and love in the mountains of Sicily…Swift, sinuous, deep, and brimming with cultural artifacts.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A Wall Street Journal Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ann | 3/15/2011

    " Read this book in preparation for a visit to Sicily. At first it seemed a little like homework but it grew on me. Nice story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Michelle | 1/23/2011

    " I had read 2 of her other books, but didn't enjoy them that much because I thought they were too self-absorbed. This one was much better because she concentrated on someone's else life. It was very interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Debbie | 1/7/2011

    " I could see this being made into a movie. This is the love story of Tosca and Leo during the rise of the Mafia in Sicily. Very good story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Di | 12/17/2010

    " Love her writing ... I guess this is clear. "

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