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    Home To Italy ePUB ´ Home To eBook í he temporarily moves into an apartment over the candy factory run by his childhood best friend, Luca It is modest, but livable, with a lovely view of Luca s neglected gardens and his equally neglected daughter, the fiery LucreziaMore a force of nature than a woman, Lucrezia s legendary temper and workaholic schedule hide the very real pain she feels over her husband s death years before At first, she tolerates Peppi as an eccentric annoyance her father s strange but handsome American friend who fixes things around the factory and is bringing the gardens back to life But soon, Lucrezia s interest in Peppi deepens Like a high wind, the gossip is flying through Villa San Giuseppe Lucrezia s making it to dinner on time She s eating olives from a man s hand She s wearing heels Now, under the warm Tuscan sun, a tentative romance begins to bloom between the grieving pair, yielding to a surprisingly strong passion with the power to heal life s wounds and promise second chances."/>
  • Kindle Edition
  • 292 pages
  • Home To Italy
  • Peter Pezzelli
  • English
  • 17 March 2019

Home To Italy[PDF / Epub] ⚣ Home To Italy ✈ Peter Pezzelli – Essayreview.co.uk After the death of his beloved wife, Anna, Peppi s family and friends expect him to bury his grief by tending to his gardens and taking long rides on his bike Instead, Peppi shocks them all with his d After the death of his beloved wife, Anna, Peppi s family and friends expect him to bury his grief by tending to Home To eBook í his gardens and taking long rides on his bike Instead, Peppi shocks them all with his decision to return to Villa San Giuseppe, the small Italian village where he spent his childhood, and to il mulino, his family s old mill But once he s back, he temporarily moves into an apartment over the candy factory run by his childhood best friend, Luca It is modest, but livable, with a lovely view of Luca s neglected gardens and his equally neglected daughter, the fiery LucreziaMore a force of nature than a woman, Lucrezia s legendary temper and workaholic schedule hide the very real pain she feels over her husband s death years before At first, she tolerates Peppi as an eccentric annoyance her father s strange but handsome American friend who fixes things around the factory and is bringing the gardens back to life But soon, Lucrezia s interest in Peppi deepens Like a high wind, the gossip is flying through Villa San Giuseppe Lucrezia s making it to dinner on time She s eating olives from a man s hand She s wearing heels Now, under the warm Tuscan sun, a tentative romance begins to bloom between the grieving pair, yielding to a surprisingly strong passion with the power to heal life s wounds and promise second chances.


About the Author: Peter Pezzelli

Peter Pezzelli was born and raised in Rhode Island A graduate of Wesleyan University, he lives with his wife, two children and Home To eBook í their dog in Rhode Island where, most days, he is busy at work at his next novel.


10 thoughts on “Home To Italy

  1. says:

    His life, he marvelled, had come full circle, like a wheel spinning around, always ending at the beginning, always beginning at the end That, he saw, was just the way of things Such a beautiful, light story about life and love Really enjoyed it Made me feel all warm and fuzzy from the inside Someone really wants to go to Italy now, haha.

  2. says:

    A sweet, predictable story Well told

  3. says:

    Free Kindle download.I loved this book The author is new to me, and the story started off sad, with a funeral Peppi has just lost his wife to a stroke, and his wife s family is consoling him in any way that they can He himself has no family because he and his wife were never able to have kids, and the house seems really big and empty now that he s alone He s still pretty active he does his landscaping and his cycling, but he starts thinking about the small village in Italy where he grew up Free Kindle download.I loved this book The author is new to me, and the story started off sad, with a funeral Peppi has just lost his wife to a stroke, and his wife s family is consoling him in any way that they can He himself has no family because he and his wife were never able to have kids, and the house seems really big and empty now that he s alone He s still pretty active he does his landscaping and his cycling, but he starts thinking about the small village in Italy where he grew up and the childhood friends that he left behind when he moved to America, and eventually he makes plans to go back to his ancestral home His wife s family and his friends at the barber shop are surprised and dismayed when he tells them his decision, but he s made up his mind, and back he goes.Thus begins Peppi s new cycle in life, and the unfolding of the story was leisurely and scenic I realize now belatedly how it all ties in with his love for the sport of cycling when you cycle, you sometimes go uphill and other times go downhill, but at whatever speed you go, you re surrounded by the beauty of life That s pretty much how this story unfolds, like the reader has gone cycling with the main character, on roads he s travelled once before, so long ago There s a feeling of familiarity, but at the same time, everything is new again.There s a passage deep in the book, some time after Peppi walks among the ruins of his childhood home and finds an old photo in an oval frame, where a couple of factory workers speak somewhat philosophically about Peppi s find how the end of one thing is the beginning of another and one of them even points out the circular shape of the frame, illustrating that there is no end and no beginning it s all just one big cycle So the end of Peppi s wife Anna s life becomes a beginning to this tale, where Peppi gets another chance at doing it all again fixing, building, gardening, cycling, living, eating, enjoying, and falling in love.And it s just all so beautifully done I loved the characters I loved the setting I loved the story I loved everything about this sweet, life affirming little book Long after I finished the novel, I wanted to keep reading it and continue the ride, see this new beginning through to its proper end And though I started the book feeling sad for Peppi s loss, I finished the book feeling very content.Downloaded May 30, 2010 Read September 18, 2010

  4. says:

    sigh I so wanted to like thisthan I did A late life romance, our story begins with Peppi Peppino grieving the death of his wife Anna at their Rhode Island home of many years His grief leads him to return to Italy after so many years away, to his old hometown There he re engages with old friends, and finds new love Sounds great, misses the mark It s sappy, sentimental, and never goes beneath the veneer of human depth All those reviewer words like heart warming, pleasing, a sigh I so wanted to like thisthan I did A late life romance, our story begins with Peppi Peppino grieving the death of his wife Anna at their Rhode Island home of many years His grief leads him to return to Italy after so many years away, to his old hometown There he re engages with old friends, and finds new love Sounds great, misses the mark It s sappy, sentimental, and never goes beneath the veneer of human depth All those reviewer words like heart warming, pleasing, and the like sprinkled about the covers are sorta true, but you can find much better life affirming and thought provoking stories than thisnothing objectionable, but nothing engaging either

  5. says:

    Much to my surprise, this is the first of Peter Pezelli s books but was just republished He has a gift for capturing the Italian family, culture and landscape so much that I went out and bought olives while reading it This is a sweet story of Peppi, a middle aged widower and cyclist who leaves his family in Rhode Island to go to the home of his birth in Abruzzi to die Instead, it is where he begins to create a new circle of life and to live and love again All of this author s books are tot Much to my surprise, this is the first of Peter Pezelli s books but was just republished He has a gift for capturing the Italian family, culture and landscape so much that I went out and bought olives while reading it This is a sweet story of Peppi, a middle aged widower and cyclist who leaves his family in Rhode Island to go to the home of his birth in Abruzzi to die Instead, it is where he begins to create a new circle of life and to live and love again All of this author s books are totally engaging, especially, Francesca s Kitchen and Every Sunday

  6. says:

    Great, sweetness and light are all a part of Pezzelli s story, Home to Italy As his debut novel, what s not to like Many short Italian phases like Ciao, Bello are good to know and plentiful as life unfolds for our main character in Rhode Island and in the central mountains of Italy Great respect and love are the best ingredients for these friends and family.

  7. says:

    Really charming, descriptive, uplifting book about finding your way through grief I enjoyed the middle aged male perspective on daily life Looking forward to his next book in the series Glad I found another RI author I look forward to following.

  8. says:

    I felt like this book wasof a 2.5 rather than a 3, and for various reasons Firstly, I found that the love story between Peppi and Lucrezia was much too fake for my likeness A friend of Lucrezia s father, whom she has never met, ends up being the love of her life, after she loses her husband in a car accident years earlier I just didn t feel the love between the two of them, and was appalled that a woman of Lucrezia s age would be attracted to a man of Peppi s age Secondly, the clich s I felt like this book wasof a 2.5 rather than a 3, and for various reasons Firstly, I found that the love story between Peppi and Lucrezia was much too fake for my likeness A friend of Lucrezia s father, whom she has never met, ends up being the love of her life, after she loses her husband in a car accident years earlier I just didn t feel the love between the two of them, and was appalled that a woman of Lucrezia s age would be attracted to a man of Peppi s age Secondly, the clich s that the author uses throughout the book are all too predictable, which made me roll my eyes during a variety of situations I felt as though with every turn of the page, I knew what was to come, and was not excited to see what would happen next Finally, I felt that all of the plot lines that occurred throughout this book happened much too quickly Peppi lost his beloved wife, then flies to Italy, sees his dear friend, Luca, and falls in love with Luca s daughter They start a life together, get married, and have a child, all happening in under 200 pages I just couldn t enjoy any of the plot lines, since they happened so quickly, leaving us as readers to wish the author would just slow down, and allow us to enjoy what had happened In all honesty, this wasn t my favourite of Peter s books, and I wouldn t be interested in reading it again in the future

  9. says:

    So I bought this because of the title for our trip to Italy OMG What a cheesy book First there was the liberal sprinkling of Italian and the dialog that made me feel like I was watching the Sopranos Then there was the whole cycling aspect fine, I could live with that, but when the hero gets the hot, young Italian girl that is less than half his ageThat was the last straw Not worth the cheap price I got it onfor.

  10. says:

    This was story of a man who lost his wife after years in States and decided to return to small Italian town of his birth He fell in love with much younger widow who was a b who was his friend s dau and managed a plant It was ok.

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