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A Kiss from Maddalena
A Kiss from Maddalena Christopher Castellani 1565123891 9781565123892 It is 1943, and Santa Cecilia has become a village of women. All the young men are away at war, except for Vito Leone, his best friend, and the shopkeepers son. When Vito falls in
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A Kiss from Maddalena by Christopher Castellani

It is 1943, and Santa Cecilia has become a village of women. All the young men are away at war, except for Vito Leone, his best friend, and the shopkeepers son. When Vito falls in love with Maddalena Picinelli, the shy and beautiful daughter of the towns most powerful family, a few obstacles appear in his path. Maddalenas sassy, iron-willed sister Carolina thinks hes a penniless fool. Her parents think his crazy mother has turned him into a mammoni, a mamas boy. But Maddalena sees another side of Vito. Hes romantic. He builds a bicycle for the girls to ride. He takes care of his feeble mama, who hasnt been the same since her husband and daughters ran off to America. And Vito is determined to win Maddalenas hand even though she has three older sisters who must be married off first. When the Italians surrender to the Allies and German soldiers invade Santa Cecilia, everyone flees but Vito and his mother. With ingenuity and boundless devotion, Vito comes up with a plan to prove that hes a suitable suitor. The Picinelli family returns home after the war to find that some miraculous changes have taken place. Now, only one man stands in Vitos way, and Maddalena is forced to choose between her familys wishes and her own heart. In the spirit of Corellis Mandolin and Chocolat, A KISS FROM MADDALENA is a captivating novel that celebrates the beauty of life and the passions of youth.

Author: Christopher Castellani

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: Algonquin Books

Publication Date: 2003-04-25

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