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Lizzie & Dante

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Lizzie & Dante by Mary Bly
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Jun 01, 2021 | ISBN 9780593134825

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“Mary Bly has written a glorious novel about the power of love. Lizzie Delford is a scholar whose life will soon rival the twists and turns of a Shakespeare play. On the heels of a dire diagnosis, she decides to take a final vacation to Italy with her best friend and his movie star lover. When she meets Dante, a delicious chef who guards the secrets of Elba as his own, she finds her bliss. You will bask under Bly’s Italian sun with relish and root for Lizzie, who finds happiness before it’s too late. Brava!—Adriana Trigiani, author of Lucia, Lucia

“Prepare to be swept away on an Italian holiday—one that sizzles with romance, intrigue, and mouthwatering cuisine. Mary Bly captures every woman’s fantasy—to travel to a remote Italian island and fall in love. Bella! This is the perfect choice for book clubs, a smart, complex, highly affecting novel that swept me away from the very first image of Elba Island.”—Lori Nelson Spielman, author of One Italian Summer

“I fell in love with Lizzie and Dante—and the whole cast of characters. And Elba. This is such a heartbreakingly beautiful story, full of smiles and tears. I could see and smell Napoleon’s little island, taste Dante’s food, and hear Lizzie sing. Wow.”—Karen White, author of Dreams of Falling

Lizzie & Dante is a feast of a novel: for the senses, the mind, and the emotions. The story unfolds in a whirl of Italian landscape, food, passion, and philosophy. No subject is too big for this book, no detail too small. It is a joyful, escapist, wise, and satisfying story that answers the questions we didn’t even know we wanted to ask.”—Sophie Kinsella, author of Love Your Life

“An emotional roller coaster of a novel that candidly explores such complicated subjects as sex and desire, love and loss, and family and friendship . . . Whether toothsomely describing Italian dishes, celebrating the natural beauty of Elba, or performing some literary dissection of Romeo and Juliet, Bly writes with a Prosecco-fizzy wit that is simply irresistible, but what will equally resonate with readers is her richly nuanced characters and their embrace of life in all its glorious messiness.”Booklist (starred review)

“Poignant . . . thrilling . . . a moving modern-day love story laced with poetry.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune

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