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The Resource The light in the ruins, Chris Bohjalian

The light in the ruins, Chris Bohjalian

Label
The light in the ruins
Title
The light in the ruins
Statement of responsibility
Chris Bohjalian
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. Eighteen-year-old Cristina spends her days swimming in the pool, playing with her young niece and nephew, and wandering aimlessly amid the estate's gardens and olive groves. But when two soldiers, a German and an Italian, arrive at the villa asking to see an ancient Etruscan burial site, the Rosatis' bucolic tranquility is shattered. A young German lieutenant begins to court Cristina, the Nazis descend upon the estate demanding hospitality, and what was once their sanctuary becomes their prison. 1955: Serafina Bettini, an investigator with the Florence police department, has her own demons. A beautiful woman, Serafina carefully hides her scars along with her haunting memories of the war. But when she is assigned to a gruesome new case--a serial killer targeting the Rosatis, murdering the remnants of the family one-by-one in cold blood--Serafina finds herself digging into a past that involves both the victims and her own tragic history. 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
Summary
Hoping to safeguard themselves from the ravages of World War II within the walls of their ancient villa in Florence, the noble Rosatis family become prisoners in their home when eighteen-year-old Cristina's courtship by a German lieutenant prompts the Nazis to take over the estate, a situation that leads to a serial murder investigation years later
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10185464
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bohjalian, Chris
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Vintage Contemporaries
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  • Serial murder investigation
  • Nobility
  • Family estates
  • Nazis
  • Women detectives
  • Family secrets
  • Revenge
  • Italy
  • Florence, Italy
Target audience
adult
Label
The light in the ruins, Chris Bohjalian
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=300001&titleID=1215078
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ODN0001215078
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780385534826
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22FBF3B3-6C14-4034-BBA9-8FF68ED543D9
Label
The light in the ruins, Chris Bohjalian
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=300001&titleID=1215078
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ODN0001215078
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780385534826
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22FBF3B3-6C14-4034-BBA9-8FF68ED543D9

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