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"A tremendous talent."
--Boston Globe

"Restoration is an elegantly constructed work of fiction, seamlessly moving between the past and the present."
--Ron Rash, bestselling author of Serena

Acclaimed novelist Olaf Olafsson brings us Restoration, a sweeping story of love tested by human frailty and the terrors and tragedies of war. Departing from the landscapes of his native Iceland--so beautifully evoked in Absolution, The Journey Home, and other previous works--Olafson sets Restoration in the gorgeous Italian hills of Tuscany during the World War Two years of the early 1940s. He captivates readers with a deeply emotional story in the vein of The English Patient by Michael Ondaajte, Ian McEwan's Atonement, and other contemporary literary classics, spinning a tale of passion, art, war, and betrayal centered around a pair of love triangles and a forged Caravaggio.

Publisher: New York : Ecco, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062065650
Branch Call Number: FICTION Olafsson 2012
Characteristics: 326 p. : map ; 21 cm


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May 09, 2018

This book reads as if the author sits beside you, perhaps with a cup of coffee, and tells you this story. I'm glad I sat with him and listened.

debwalker Feb 06, 2012

Love and betrayl in WW2 Tuscany.


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