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For Grace Received by Valeria Parrella
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Sep 04, 11

Recommended to Katherine by: bookcrossing
Read from July 07 to August 28, 2011, read count: 1

It took me a while to read this book because I picked it up and then couldn't get into the mood to read before picking up another book. I'm not sure why I didn't stick with it because I ended up really liking it. This book contains 4 novellas based in Naples, Italy. I've never been to Naples myself, so I'm not sure how well represented it was. But the stories are all based in a city where there is a culture of arts and gang violence and hardships all mixed with complicated individuals who lead completely different lives yet always on the fence of danger. Actually many of them encounter police arrests... the stories are so different, but you can see them living in this one place. All of the novellas are snippets of these individuals, so no you won't get to hear their whole lives stories and when I realized I wanted to know more for each one, I was hooked. Great writer as well. I have a friend in Naples and this book has definitely giving me more encouragement to go visit.
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