Catarina's Ring: A Novel by Lisa McguinnessCatarina's Ring: A Novel by Lisa Mcguinness

Catarina's Ring: A Novel

byLisa Mcguinness

Paperback | October 23, 2015

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The New York Times best-selling author Lisa McGuinness interweaves the stories of four generations of strong, vibrant women and has created characters both idiosyncratic and adventuresome. Born at the end of the Nineteenth Century and nestled in South Western Italy, Catarina Pensbene's life in Perdifumo is full of sun-drenched olive orchards, lush grape vines, delicious peasant food, family and love. Because of an unexpected plunge into an untenable situation, Catarina decides to take a huge risk to become amail order bride and sets out across the ocean.Interwoven withCatarina's Ring, is the story is of her witty and self-deprecating granddaughter, Juliette Brice. Born and raised in Northern California, Juliette experiences an unfortunate tragedy that serves as the impetus for her to shake up her life, and travel to her grandmother's homeland, where she enrolls in a six-month cooking class in Lucca, Italy. While abroad, Julliette becomes romantically involved with a handsome Italian man, yet her own destiny dictates she is to return to California once her class ends. Through her attention to detail and employing both historically accurate and thoroughly modern storytelling,Catarina's Ring serves up Italian delicacies, luminous characters, a delicious escape and completely inspiring storytelling.
Lisa McGuinness is the author of theCaffeinated Ideas Journal as well as the co-author of several children's books including theNew York Times bestsellerBee & Me andBaby Turtle's Tale, both under the pen name Elle J. McGuinness. She is also the co-author of theDictionary of Extraordinary Ordinary Animals. She lives in Walnut Creek, CA.
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Title:Catarina's Ring: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:375 pages, 5.5 × 8 × 0.99 inPublished:October 23, 2015Publisher:Yellow Pear PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0990537021

ISBN - 13:9780990537021

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Midwest Book Review called Catarina's Ring, A deftly constructed novel, Catarina's Ring is an extraordinary and original novel that will hold the reader's thoroughly absorbed attention from beginning to end. Solidly entertaining from first page to last, Catarina's Ring is highly recommended."Gentry Magazine said the "Engaging characters, delectable food, gorgeous Italian landscapes, and simmering love make for a delicious novel by Bay Area author, Lisa McGuinness that will leave your hungry for more."The Reviewer "... the food descriptions made my mouth water, and the stories were great." "