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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (621 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Berger Narrator: Alexandra Fuller Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In To the Wedding, John Berger offers us a sharply modern situation set in the traditionally pastoral and idyllic background of rural Europe. Beautiful, vibrant Ninon falls in love and becomes engaged to a young Italian, Gino, but soon before their wedding she discovers that she has contracted HIV through a brief encounter several years earlier. She tries to break the engagement but Gino, in an act of passionate and redemptive love, insists that the marriage will occur.

The wedding itself, celebrated in a little village on the Po delta, becomes a magical feast in which all the novel's lost and searching souls, including Ninon's grieving father, Jean, and her mother, Zdena, a Slovakian intellectual who left Jean and Ninon many years earlier, are drawn into the joyful circle and regenerated by the power of Gino and Ninon's timeless love. Berger demonstrates that even the cruelest fate can be endured and even transcended through courage, love, and determination. Download and start listening now!


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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Jennifer | 2/19/2014

    " well, i loved the back of this book - it sounded like a great story BUT when I started reading it I just couldn't get into it. I am not sure if it started going back and forth in time but it lost me.....it is now posted on paperbackswap.com "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Leni Rayburn | 2/4/2014

    " The structure of the novel is unique; the omniscient "frame narrator" tells the story of Nonin & her beloved Gino & their circuitous path to marriage. This narrator, peddler of religious medals is only peripheral to the story he tells. Nonin & her mother are also characters who "see" the stories of others. In the telling of her beautiful country wedding, he weaves in the story of Nonin's last days & the loving devotion of her husband. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Risa | 1/30/2014

    " a bit hard to stay with (and probably best read in one sitting) BUT so beautifully written - almost poetry. Dealing with imminent death (HIV) from an unusual perspective "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by tammy | 1/30/2014

    " beautifully written, it draws its appeal from the authors wonderful prose and descriptive language. "

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