Marlena de Blasi lives in Italy. She is the author of three memoirs, A Thousand Days in Venice, A Thousand Days in Tuscany, and The Lady in the Palazzo, as well as three books on the foods of Italy.
"An extraordinary tale of passion and love stretching over decades of the twentieth century."--Booklist "A marvel . . . a fragrant tale of life and love in the mountains of Sicily."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review "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 "Mesmerizing . . . riveting . . . Brilliantly crafted, the story lingers, thoroughly haunts beyond the final page."--Providence Journal "The great Marlena de Blasi writes fairy tales for grown-ups."--Adriana Trigiani, author of the Big Stone Gap novels "A taste of old-world Sicily with this story of love among the almond blossoms."--Christian Science Monitor