Amandine by Marlena de Blasi audiobook

Amandine

By Marlena de Blasi
Read by John McDonough and Robin Miles

Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664505056

  • ISBN: 9781664612884

Runtime: 12.21 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Marlena de Blasi, best-selling memoirist of A Thousand Days in Venice, makes her remarkable fiction debut with this poignant tale. Deemed an illegitimate child by her royal Polish family, Amandine is abandoned as a baby at a French convent. As she grows, Amandine struggles to accept her orphaned state. She longs to put together the missing pieces of her identity, but as WWII engulfs Europe, her time to find answers may be running short.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Poignant…In de Blasi’s tale of unexpected turns taken during the search for understanding and identity, she balances heartbreak, loneliness, fear, and hope with aplomb.” Publishers Weekly
“The sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of Amandine’s journey through life are palpable, and the reader shares in the sensual nature of the food described. The story is captivating, the characters are alive, and readers will hunger for more as the novel ends. Truly, de Blasi can be considered the Julia Child of fiction. A wonderful read for both fans of historical fiction and women’s fiction and one that shouldn’t be missed.” Library Journal
“Wartime France provides a vivid, dramatic background, and de Blasi’s experience as a food writer makes her descriptions of meals throughout the book even more evocative.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Marlena de Blasi

Author Bio: Marlena de Blasi

Marlena de Blasi, who has worked as a chef and food and wine consultant, lives in Italy, where she assembles and conducts gastronomic tours of the various regions. She is the author of three previous memoirs, A Thousand Days in Venice, A Thousand Days in Tuscany, and The Lady in the Palazzo.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 12.21
Audience: Adult
Language: English