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The sunflower girl, Rosanna Chiofalo

Label
The sunflower girl
Title
The sunflower girl
Statement of responsibility
Rosanna Chiofalo
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the fields around Tuscany in summertime, sunflowers grow in profusion?wave upon wave of gold and green standing tall against the Italian sky. But for Signora Maria Ferraro, the bright yellow blooms carry only bitter memories. Though she loved them as a child, sunflowers have come to represent the most painful episode of her life. Not even her cherished daughter, Anabella, knows what happened to her during World War II, when the Germans overran her hometown of Florence and Signora Ferraro fell in love with a Resistance fighter. In the aftermath of loss and grief she found salvation through an unlikely source?cultivating roses on her farm in the Tuscan countryside. Now the blossoms symbolize everything that is both good and safe, and she nurtures them with as much care as she guards her past. Yet to Anabella, the rose farm that once delighted her has become little more than a pretty prison. Despite her beautiful surroundings, Anabella longs for more. During one of her regular visits to Siena to sell their flowers, Anabella encounters a handsome young artist named Dante Galletti. His canvases are filled with images of a girl who looks just like Anabella?and Dante claims to have seen her in his dreams, running through a sunflower field. Through Dante, Anabella begins to see sunflowers, her cloistered existence, and the world itself through new eyes. As their relationship deepens, Anabella knows she will soon have to choose between loyalty to her mother, and the risks and rewards of living on her own terms. Alternating between the viewpoints of both mother and daughter, and between Italy during World War II and a quarter-century later, The Sunflower Girl is a poignant and moving story of the choices we make in the name of love, and the secrets that echo through generations
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YDX
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Chiofalo, Rosanna
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Family secrets
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Italy
  • Tuscany (Italy)
  • Historical fiction
  • Romance fiction
Label
The sunflower girl, Rosanna Chiofalo
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn1008876320
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781617739392
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The sunflower girl, Rosanna Chiofalo
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn1008876320
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781617739392
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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