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The House at the Edge of Night

(2016)
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A sweeping saga about four generations of a family who live and love on an enchanting island off the coast of Italy - combining the romance of Beautiful Ruins with the magical tapestry of works by Isabel Allende.

Castellamare is an island far enough away from the mainland to be forgotten but not far enough to escape from the world's troubles. At the center of the island's life is a cafe draped with bougainvillea called the House at the Edge of Night, where the community gathers to gossip and talk.

Amedeo Esposito, a foundling from Florence, finds his destiny on the island with his beautiful wife, Pina, whose fierce intelligence, grace, and unwavering love guide her every move. An indiscretion tests their marriage, and their children - three sons and an inquisitive daughter - grow up and struggle with both humanity's cruelty and its capacity for love and mercy.

Spanning nearly a century, through secrets and mysteries, trials and sacrifice, this beautiful and haunting novel follows the lives of the Esposito family and the other islanders who live and love on Castellamare: a cruel count and his bewitching wife, a priest who loves scandal, a prisoner of war turned poet, an outcast girl who becomes a pillar of strength, a wounded English soldier who emerges from the sea. The people of Castellamare are transformed by two world wars and a great recession, by the threat of fascism and their deep bonds of passion and friendship, and by bitter rivalries and the power of forgiveness.

Catherine Banner has written an enthralling, character-rich novel, epic in scope but intimate in feeling. At times the island itself seems alive, a mythical place where the earth heaves with stories - and this magical novel takes you there.

 
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Hardback Editions

July 2016 : USA Hardback
Title: The House at the Edge of Night
Author(s): Catherine Banner
ISBN: 0-385-68628-5 / 978-0-385-68628-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

July 2016 : USA Hardback
Title: The House at the Edge of Night: A Novel
Author(s): Catherine Banner
ISBN: 0-8129-9879-0 / 978-0-8129-9879-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

May 2016 : UK Hardback
Title: The House at the Edge of Night
Author(s): Catherine Banner
ISBN: 0-09-195932-2 / 978-0-09-195932-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
Availability: Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

May 2017 : UK Paperback
Title: The House at the Edge of Night
Author(s): Catherine Banner
ISBN: 0-09-959263-0 / 978-0-09-959263-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windmill Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

July 2016 : USA Paperback
Title: The House at the Edge of Night
Author(s): Catherine Banner
ISBN: 0-399-58959-7 / 978-0-399-58959-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Lcc Us
Availability: Amazon UK   

May 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: The House at the Edge of Night
Author(s): Catherine Banner
ISBN: 0-09-195933-0 / 978-0-09-195933-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

July 2016 : USA Audio CD
Title: The House at the Edge of Night: A Novel
Author(s): Catherine Banner
ISBN: 0-451-48268-9 / 978-0-451-48268-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2016 : USA Audio edition
Title: The House at the Edge of Night: A Novel
Author(s): Catherine Banner
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

July 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: The House at the Edge of Night
Author(s): Catherine Banner
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Availability: Amazon CA   

July 2016 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The House at the Edge of Night: A Novel
Author(s): Catherine Banner
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   

May 2016 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The House at the Edge of Night
Author(s): Catherine Banner
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   


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