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Friends of the Heart / Amici Del Cuore

A novel by

A friendship transcends distance and time

Ollie is a great whistler, while Lucrezia can't whistle at all. Ollie has traveled the world, but Lucrezia is afraid of the dark and hates goodbyes. Yet, despite their differences, Ollie and Lucrezia have been best friends forever. When Ollie is eight, he moves from Rome to Milan, and Lucrezia feels as though her world has ended. But their friendship blooms, against the backdrop of beloved family and beloved places, until their thirteenth summer together, when a change in plans alters Lucrezia's life forever.

Narrated by Lucrezia, this haunting novel exquisitely captures through vivid language and sense of place both the beauty and enduring nature of human relationships. Set in modern-day Italy, this is a book about journeys to places new and old, toward self-discovery, toward adulthood, and toward things bigger than ourselves.


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Hardback Editions

September 2005 : USA Hardback

Title: Friends of the Heart / Amici del Cuore (Frances Foster Books)
Author(s): Kate Banks
ISBN: 0-374-32455-7 / 978-0-374-32455-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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