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Siracusa

(2016)
A novel by

 
A New York Times Bestseller
PW Best Book of 2016 (Fiction)

A Washington Post Bestseller . A Los Angeles Times Bestseller .
A USA Today Bestseller . One of Vulture's 100 Greatest Beach Books Ever . A People Magazine Summer Reading Pick . One of Elle, InStyle, and Marie Claire'sBest of July

"Delia Ephron's Siracusa is a stunning portrait of two marriages coming unraveled during the stress of travel abroad. Insightful and engaging. A must-read!"
- Sue Grafton, author of X

"Siracusa is an Italian aria, a Greek tragedy and a modern American master-piece written by Delia Ephron at the height of her powers. This is a story of two complicated marriages, one vulnerable child, and a trip to Italy that changes each of their lives forever. Secrets, lies, love raging, love dying, and the shame of unrealized potential are exposed in detail under the Sicilian sun. And, like the Moro blood oranges that grow there with abandon, the taste is both sour and sweet at once, but the bitterness that remains is not only haunting but unforgettable."
- Adriana Trigiani, author of The Shoemaker's Wife

"Siracusa is an unusually crackling, tricky journey into the distant land of other people's marriages: their secrets, paradoxes, weaknesses, and plea-sures. Delia Ephron writes like a warm-blooded Patricia Highsmith, her sto-ry's treachery matched by a deep and easy feel for the various human, imperfect ways that people find themselves bound together, and sometimes painstakingly unbind themselves. An absorbing, tense, and original novel."
- Meg Wolitzer, author of The Interestings


Now in paperback, the electrifying novel--described as a "suspenseful, thoroughly delicious tale" by People Magazine--about marriage and deceit from bestselling author Delia Ephron that follows two couples on vacation in Siracusa, a town on the coast of Sicily, where the secrets they have hidden from each other are exposed and relationships are unraveled.


New Yorkers Michael, a famous writer, and Lizzie, a journalist, travel to Italy with their friends from Maine--Finn; his wife, Taylor; and their daughter, Snow. "From the beginning," says Taylor, "it was a conspiracy for Lizzie and Finn to be together." Told Rashomon-style in alternating points of view, the characters expose and stumble upon lies and infidelities past and present. Snow, ten years old and precociously drawn into a far more adult drama, becomes the catalyst for catastrophe as the novel explores collusion and betrayal in marriage.

With her inimitable psychological astuteness and uncanny understanding of the human heart, Ephron delivers a powerful meditation on marriage, friendship, and the meaning of travel. Set on the sun-drenched coast of the Ionian Sea, Siracusa unfolds with the pacing of a psychological thriller and delivers an unexpected final act that none will see coming.

 
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Used availability for Delia Ephron's Siracusa


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Hardback Editions

October 2016 : USA Hardback
Title: Siracusa (Thorndike Press Large Print Core Series)
Author(s): Delia Ephron
ISBN: 1-4104-9225-7 / 978-1-4104-9225-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2016 : USA Hardback
Title: Siracusa
Author(s): Delia Ephron
ISBN: 0-399-16521-5 / 978-0-399-16521-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blue Rider Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

June 2017 : USA Paperback
Title: Siracusa
Author(s): Delia Ephron
ISBN: 0-7352-1232-5 / 978-0-7352-1232-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blue Rider Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

July 2016 : USA Audio edition
Title: Siracusa
Author(s): Delia Ephron
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

July 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Siracusa
Author(s): Delia Ephron
Publisher: Blue Rider Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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