Casa Rossa

By Francesca Marciano
(Vintage, Paperback, 9780375726378, 352pp.)

Publication Date: October 14, 2003

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A crumbling farmhouse in Puglia, Casa Rossa was bought by Alina Strada’s grandfather at a time when no one else wanted it. Now busy preparing it for sale, Alina endeavors to recover the memories it still harbors—in particular of three women whose passions indelibly shaped her family’s dark past. There’s grandmother Renee, whose love of novelty won over everything else. Alina’s mother, Alba, whose marriage to a screenwriter inspired both great art and unbearable sadness. Finally Isabella, Alina’s sister, whose fervent politics drove her to ever-escalating betrayals. Moving from Jazz Age Paris to 1950s Rome to modern-day New York, but returning always to the uncompromising beauty of Italy’s south, Casa Rossa is a spellbinding story of how loves and losses, secrets and lies, resonate across the generations.




About the Author
Francesca Marciano is the author of two previous novels and several screenplays, including "Don't Tell," which was nominated in 2005 for an Academy Award in the category of Best Foreign-Language Film. She lives in Rome.
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