by Rebecca J. Novelli

   Cover Art: R. J. Novelli

   Cover Art: R. J. Novelli

Publisher: Black Heron Press 

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Early readers say...

...Beautifully told, against the background of the Umbrian countryside, THE TRAIN TO ORVIETO is a study in cause and effect, hope, pride, disappointment, and, finally, resolution.

                                  —Jim KrusoeThe Sleep Garden

For anyone who loves Italy, for anyone who has ever struggled to make art in the face of life's demands, for anyone who craves a thumping good read full of juice and desire and disappointment and festering secrets and shattering revelations - this novel will be immensely rewarding. 

           —David Laskin, The Family The Children's Blizzard

In her auspicious debut novel, Rebecca Novelli as set herself an ambitious goal, one that would give pause to many more experienced authors: delivering a complex, nuanced family saga spanning decades and continents... Thoughtful, engaging, acutely observed...

 —Ron Reagan, Jr., My Father at 100: A Memoir, MSNBC Political Analyst

...a rich family saga spanning continents and generations, unlocking the secrets and burdens that we all have in our complicated family histories...a wonderfully riveting and poignant debut.

Leonard Chang, Triplines and Dispatches from the Cold

...[a] complex story full of memorable characters and a dark secret.

Charles RosenbergDeath on a High Floor