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AMANDINE is “a banquet of sumptuous imagery and delicious historical detail.”*

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010


Marlena de Blasi, the acclaimed author of such delectable memoirs as A Thousand Days in Venice and That Summer in Sicily, now brings her luminous prose to the world of fiction with this remarkable debut novel. Set against the backdrop of Europe as it moves inexorably toward World War II, AMANDINE follows a young orphan’s journey in search of her heritage.

AMANDINE is a sumptuous tale of identity and survival, persistent hope and unexpected love.

Click here to read an excerpt!

Watch a video with Marlena de Blasi, courtesy of her Polish publisher.

*Chandra Prasad, author of On Borrowed Wings

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