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The House at the Edge of Night

(2016)
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"A perfect summer read [that] brims with heart . . . Don't be surprised if you keep turning the pages long into the night, spellbound by its magic." - The Denver Post

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.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR . Los Angeles Public Library . Kirkus Reviews

"Captivating . . . [Catherine] Banner's four-generation saga is set on an island near Sicily, where myths of saints get served up with limoncello at the Esposito family's bar. . . . The island is fictional, but consider this dreamy summer read your passport." - People

"A lusty page-turner that weaves romance, rivalry and the intricacies of family expectations into one glorious tale." - MinneapolisStar Tribune

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.

Praise for The House at the Edge of Night


"A gorgeous, sweeping story set over four generations . . . calls to mind Captain Corelli'sMandolin and Beautiful Ruins." - Interview

"Like pictures of a childhood summer, or a half-forgotten smell, this book is sweet and heady with nostalgia . . . [and] comforting as a quilt." - NPR

"Rich and immersive, this book will take you away." - Vox

"A masterful piece of storytelling, infused with the miraculous (both in stories and in everyday life) while maintaining the difficult balance between the explainable versus the inexplicable . . . captivating and beautifully rendered." - Sara Gruen, author of At the Water's Edge

    

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July 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The House at the Edge of Night
Author(s): Catherine Banner
ISBN: 0-385-68628-5 / 978-0-385-68628-0 (USA edition)
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July 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The House at the Edge of Night: A Novel
Author(s): Catherine Banner
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May 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: The House at the Edge of Night
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June 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The House at the Edge of Night
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Title: The House at the Edge of Night: A Novel
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Title: The House at the Edge of Night
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July 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The House at the Edge of Night
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May 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The House at the Edge of Night
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ISBN: 0-09-195933-0 / 978-0-09-195933-3 (UK edition)
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July 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The House at the Edge of Night: A Novel
Author(s): Catherine Banner
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July 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The House at the Edge of Night: A Novel
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July 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The House at the Edge of Night: A Novel
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July 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The House at the Edge of Night
Author(s): Catherine Banner
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July 2016 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The House at the Edge of Night: A Novel
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Title: The House at the Edge of Night
Author(s): Catherine Banner
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