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Heaven and Earth

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Heaven and Earth by Paolo Giordano
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Jul 21, 2020 | ISBN 9781984877314

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Praise for Heaven and Earth:

“[An] extraordinary novel. . . Lush regional details, indelible characters, and a riveting story line make this an overwhelmingly emotional read. Giordano’s captivating tale is a magnificent testament to the lingering impact of a charged romance.” 
Publishers Weekly (starred review)   

“[A] bighearted novel… Giordano is a fluid, expansive writer (smoothly translated by Appel): The chapters flow effortlessly back and forth in time, pulling us deeper into the story of Teresa and Bern’s great love. The Italian landscape shimmers with their longing.”
The New York Times Book Review

“With rich descriptions and engrossing, memorable writing, Italian novelist Giordano explores love, faith, and lifelong bonds.” 
Booklist

“What begins as a story of summer romance transforms into something more ambitious—an account of eco-terrorism—while also posing questions about the nature of passionate attachment.”
The New Yorker

“As he did in his Premio Strega-winning debut, The Solitude of Prime Numbers, Giordano deftly mines the vast, mysterious territory of childhood, illuminating how our first relationships and loves inform the adults we become. A big, delicious mash-up of a novel blending the vividly drawn friendships of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan stories with the urgency of Richard Powers’s acts of ecoterrorism in The Overstory.”
Library Journal

“Ever since the publication of The Solitude of Prime Numbers, Paolo Giordano has stood at the forefront of international literature. His new novel Heaven and Earth is a stunning achievement and confirms him as an electrifying presence in contemporary fiction.” 
André Aciman, author of Call Me by Your Name and Find Me

“Perfect, moving, honest, brilliant, with characters who feel like old friends.” 
Andrew Sean Greer, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Less

“This is at once a lush picture of growing up in the Italian countryside, a highly original exploration of Christianity and the transmigration of souls, and a deeply affecting story of friendships under the strain of time and tragedy. Giordano’s best book yet.” 
Dave Eggers, author of The Captain and the Glory
 
“Magnificent, heart-wrenching, and utterly compelling. Heaven and Earth is the perfect novel. And I’m not saying this lightly. Perfect. Perfect. Perfect.” 
Andrea Wulf, Costa-winning author of The Invention of Nature     

“An intense novel about passions and reasons, unbreakable bonds and reckless excursions. Giordano is a master storyteller.”
Yiyun Li, author of Where Reasons End 
          
“A perfect novel. Giordano is one of the handful of great writers working anywhere today.”
Edmund White
 
“A novel as ferocious as youth and as pure as a utopia.” 
Paolo Cognetti, #1 internationally bestselling author of The Eight Mountains
 
“Heaven and Earth is not just a magnificent novel – it’s an act of faith in literature and in the rousing power of storytelling, an ode to the unknowable mystery that is the human heart. Novels like this are a rare find: you won’t be able to forget it.” 
Elena Varvello, internationally bestselling author of Can You Hear Me?
 
“A brave novel.”
Roberto Saviano, internationally bestselling author of ZeroZeroZero

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