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Kate Caterina: A Novel
Kate Caterina A Novel
Author: William Riviere
ISBN-13: 9780871138392
ISBN-10: 0871138395
Publication Date: 3/12/2002
Pages: 384
Edition: 1 Amer ed
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Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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Interesting story about Italy in the pre-WWII era and an English bride who sees the impact of the coming war upon the family around her.
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Chosen as book of the year in London by both the "Daily Telegraph" and the "Daily Mail," "Kate Caterina" is a passionate love story and the heart-breaking saga of a family torn apart by war, situated against a canvas of Italy during World War II. Riviere tells the story of Kate Fenn, a great English beauty who marries a young left-wing Italian doctor and moves to Tuscany, where she relishes in the countryside splendor and her new family ties. She changes her name to Kate Caterina to unite her internationally conflicted sides, but soon finds herself isolated inside Nazi-Fascist Europe with a family completely torn apart by politics. "Kate Caterina" is the story of a family and a nation traumatized, of loyalty and betrayal, and of Caterina's effort to retain an inner freedom in a country at war.