NOVEL

THE TRAIN TO ORVIETO

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   Cover: R. J. Novelli

   Cover: R. J. Novelli

Asked to recount her family's history, Fina Marcheschi agrees, but warns, "the truth never mattered." Set against the background of the tumultuous decades between 1935 and 1968 in the Italian cities of Orvieto, Florence, and Milan, The Train to Orvieto is Fina's account of the marriage of Willa Carver, a beautiful and impetuous American, and a dashing Italian soldier, Gabriele Marcheschi, who will do anything to keep her love. Their lives and the lives of those they touch intersect in a family saga of love, loss, betrayal, and reconciliation that explores fundamental questions about about who we are, what we can truly know of one another, and whether we are capable of forgiveness. Excerpt