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The Italian Party

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
One of the Wall Street Journal's "Six More Books to Read This Winter" . "Required Reading,"The New York Post. Library Journal's "Spring/Summer Bests" of 2018 . A Sonoma Index-Tribune Bestseller . One of CrimeReads' "Debuts to Discover Spring 2018"

"Deeply funny." - The New York Times Book Review podcast

"[A] sweltering thriller set against the backdrop of what is probably your dream getaway destination: Tuscany." - Bustle

"Tremendous fun! Wives with big secrets, husbands with bigger ones, swirling around a 1950s Siena teeming with seduction and spycraft." - Chris Pavone, New York Times bestselling author of The Travelers

"Seeing the "antiquated" culture of postwar/Cold War Italy through the eyes of Americans, obsessed with modern convenience and progress, sort of mirrors my Italy to America transition in a fun way - plus there are spies! Affairs! and lot of food!!" - Giada De Laurentiis

"Imagine Beautiful Ruins plus horses; Toujours Provence with spies, a mystery and sex. The Italian Party is a fizzy, page-turning delight that begs for a Campari and soda!" - Julia Claiborne Johnson, author of Be Frank With Me

"I've always wanted to take a trip to Italy in the 1950's and The Italian Party is my ticket. Like the best Italian paintings, this smart and funny book deftly combines the light and the dark. Christina Lynch's prose pairs well with any hearty Tuscan red." - Conan O'Brien

Newly married, Scottie and Michael are seduced by Tuscany's famous beauty. But the secrets they are keeping from each other force them beneath the splendid surface to a more complex view of ltaly, America and each other.

When Scottie's Italian teacher - a teenager with secrets of his own - disappears, her search for him leads her to discover other, darker truths about herself, her husband and her country. Michael's dedication to saving the world from communism crumbles as he begins to see that he is a pawn in a much different game. Driven apart by lies, Michael and Scottie must find their way through a maze of history, memory, hate and love to a new kind of complicated truth.

Half glamorous fun, half an examination of America's role in the world, and filled with sun-dappled pasta lunches, prosecco, charming spies and horse racing, The Italian Party is a smart pleasure.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Christina Lynch's hapless American newly-weds give us plenty to worry about as they dig their way into the dark heart of Italy (1956) and into the even darker heart of the CIA. They give us plenty to laugh about, too, in this volatile mixture of old-world charm and cold-war politics." - Robert Hellenga

"The Italian Party is a fizzy, page-turning delight that begs for a Campari and soda!" - Julia Claiborne Johnson

"Tremendous fun! Wives with big secrets, husbands with bigger ones, swirling around a 1950s Siena teeming with seduction and spycraft." - Chris Pavone


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August 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Italian Party (Thorndike Press Large Print Peer Picks)
Author(s): Christina Lynch
ISBN: 1-4328-5490-9 / 978-1-4328-5490-4 (USA edition)
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March 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Italian Party: A Novel
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March 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Italian Party: A Novel
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