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This exquisitely written novel asks a simple question: how well do we know our parents? One half of the story begins after the death of Luigi Bonocchio, an Italian immigrant whose daughter Olivia discovers a mysterious deed among his possessions. The deed is to a house in Urbino, Italy---the hometown he barely spoke of. Intrigued, Olivia travels there. At first she is charmed by the historic city, the relatives she's not met before, and the young lawyer she's hired to help her investigate the claim. But when Olivia tries to sort out the deed, she is met with a puzzling silence. Everyone in the town remembers her father, but they are not eager to tell his story. However, Luigi tells his part of the tale directly to the reader as the chapters alternate between Olivia's search for the truth and Luigi's account of his history. By the end of this skillfully constructed book, the reader understands both sides of a heartbreaking, yet ultimately satisfying love story.

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Hardback Editions

January 2007 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Inheritance
Author(s): Natalie Danford
ISBN: 0-312-34902-5 / 978-0-312-34902-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Paperback Editions

January 2008 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Inheritance: A Novel
Author(s): Natalie Danford
ISBN: 0-312-37843-2 / 978-0-312-37843-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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Kindle Editions

July 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Inheritance: A Novel
Author(s): Natalie Danford
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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