“An engrossing dual biography that uses recently opened Vatican archives to shed light on two men who exercised nearly absolute power over their realms.”
Congratulations to Mr. Kertzer, his editor David Ebershoff—who has edited his third Pulitzer-winning book in as many years—and everyone at the Random House Publishing Group for this proud and defining occasion for all of us at Penguin Random House.
This is the 124th time a book published by one of our current or past imprints has been honored with a Pulitzer, a humbling accomplishment unrivaled in trade-publishing history.
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“An intense celebration of what [Mayes] calls ‘the voluptuousness of Italian life’ . . . appealing and very vivid . . . [The] book seems like the kind of thing you’d tuck into a picnic basket on an August day . . . or better yet, keep handy on the bedside table in the depths of January.”—New York Times Book Review
“Sometimes the valley below is like a bowl filled up with fog. I can see hard green figs on two trees and pears on a tree just below me. A fine crop coming in. May summer last a hundred years.”― Frances Mayes, Under the Tuscan Sun From Gabriele Corcos and Debi Mazar, comes Extra Virgin, a lush cookbook filled with rustic, mouth-watering Tuscan recipes. Traditional yet accessible, the cookbook covers appetizers, pastas, meat, vegetables, risotto, drinks, desserts, and everything in between. Try the recipe for Grilled Tuscan Chicken! Try the recipe for Spaghetti Alla Carbonara! “Gabriele and I believe that pasta brings a family together at mealtime like no other food. […] Sometimes it feels like that bowl of shells and pesto, or penne and red sauce, is as Italian a way of saying “I love you” as blurting out “Ti amo!” –Debi Mazar, Extra Virgin Planning your own escape to Italy? Fodor’s has you covered: Fodor’s Essential Italy