Mrs. Emily Delahunty-a mysterious and not entirely trustworthy former madam-quietly runs a pensione in the Italian countryside and writes romance novels while she muses on her checkered past. Then one day her world is changed forever as the train she is riding in is blown up by terrorists. Taken to a local hospital to recuperate, she befriends the other survivors-an elderly English general, an American child, and a German boy-and takes them all to convalesce at her villa, with unforeseen results.
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“[My House in Umbria] reminds you what good reading is all about.” (Anne Tyler, Chicago Sun-Times)
“Trevor’s is among the most subtle and sophisticated fiction being written today.” (John Banville, The New York Times Book Review)
About William Trevor
William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork, and spent his childhood in provincial Ireland. He studied at Trinity College, Dublin. He has written many novels and short story collections and has won many prizes, including the Hawthornden Prize and… More about William Trevor
Published by Penguin Books Mar 15, 2003| 160 Pages| 5-1/16 x 7-3/4| ISBN 9780142003657