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Sally Brady's Italian Adventure

Author: Christina Lynch  

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With war engulfing Europe, an effervescent young American party girl leaves behind her glamorous life in Rome and uses her wiles and humor to save her imperiled friends.

With war engulfing Europe, an effervescent young American party girl leaves behind her glamorous life in Rome and uses her wiles and humour to save her imperilled friends.

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With war engulfing Europe, an effervescent young American party girl leaves behind her glamorous life in Rome and uses her wiles and humor to save her imperiled friends.

With war engulfing Europe, an effervescent young American party girl leaves behind her glamorous life in Rome and uses her wiles and humour to save her imperilled friends.

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What if you found yourself in the middle of a war armed only with lipstick and a sense of humor? Abandoned as a child in Los Angeles in 1931, dust bowl refugee Sally Brady convinces a Hollywood movie star to adopt her, and grows up to be an effervescent gossip columnist secretly satirizing Europe's upper crust. By 1940 saucy Sally is conquering Fascist-era Rome with cheek and charm.A good deed leaves Sally stranded in wartime Italy, brandishing a biting wit, a fake passport, and an elastic sense of right and wrong. To save her friends and find her way home through a land of besieged castles and villas, Sally must combat tragedy with comedy, tie up pompous bureaucrats in their own red tape, force the cruel to be kind, and unravel the mystery, weight, and meaning of family.Heir to Odysseus's wiles and Candide's optimism, Sally Brady is a heroine for the 21st century.

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Critic Reviews

"Ms. Lynch is generous with the kind of sharp dialogue usually reserved for TV scripts. "For us, love is fun, sex is power, and marriage is business," says Sally's starlet benefactress, but for Sally--and this appealing novel--the war brings about a new and more warmhearted code of conduct."
--The Wall Street Journal

"[A] powerful story of wealth, poverty, danger and near-death."
--FIRST for Women monthly book club

"This fun romp goes back in time to the glory days of old Hollywood."
--Lee Woodruff

"A gorgeously entertaining story about a spirited woman during wartime that manages to be a clever caper at times but taut and profound at others, while always richly evocative of the charms and contradictions of Italy. Brava!"
--Chris Pavone, New York Times bestselling author

"Packed with gusto, wit, and a compelling pace."
--Conan O'Brien

"Part madcap romp, part World War II thriller--ridiculously entertaining and utterly engrossing!"
--Julia Claiborne Johnson, author of Be Frank With Me

"[A] witty, gritty, outrageous and courageous heroine."
--Virginia Hume, author of Haven Point

"Bridgerton meets Italo Calvino...."
--Peter Gumbel, author of Citizens of Everywhere

"Highly entertaining...Sally Brady takes hold of this narrative and never lets go. Part Hollywood gossip magazine, war novel, Italian travelogue, and hero's adventure...wonderfully written."
--Jessica Barksdale Incl´┐Żn, author of The Play's the Thing

"An ambitious, rags-to-riches fantasy with a delicious melange of movie stars, countesses, artists, farmers, gossip columnists, maids, soldiers, dictators and other colorful characters at every turn. I loved it!"
--Glynis Costin, former Milan Bureau Chief of W and WWD

"Equally funny and heartbreaking... Entertaining to the very last page, and as full of joy, pathos, and beauty as Italy itself..."
--Andromeda Romano-Lax, author of The Spanish Bow

"Glamour, romance, humor and peril combine to make the zippy Sally Brady's Italian Adventure a novel that will tickle you pink."
--Diane Leslie, Diesel Bookstore

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About the Author

CHRISTINA LYNCH is a professor of English at College of the Sequoias in Visalia, California. A former Milan correspondent for W and Women's Wear Daily, she has written on staff for television shows such as The Dead Zone, Encore! Encore!, Unhappily Ever After and Wildfire. Lynch is the author of The Italian Party.

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Product Details

Publisher
St Martin's Press
Published
17th July 2023
Pages
368
ISBN
9781250286154

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