Early One Morning

Kobo ebook | September 29, 2015

byVirginia Baily

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Two women's decision to save a child during WWII will have powerful reverberations over the years.

Chiara Ravello is about to flee occupied Rome when she locks eyes with a woman being herded on to a truck with her family.

Claiming the woman's son, Daniele, as her own nephew, Chiara demands his return; only as the trucks depart does she realize what she has done. She is twenty-seven, with a sister who needs her constant care, a hazardous journey ahead, and now a child in her charge.

Several decades later, Chiara lives alone in Rome, a self-contained woman working as a translator. Always in the background is the shadow of Daniele, whose absence and the havoc he wrought on Chiara's world haunt her. Then she receives a phone call from a teenager claiming to be his daughter, and Chiara knows it is time to face up to the past.

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Two women's decision to save a child during WWII will have powerful reverberations over the years.Chiara Ravello is about to flee occupied Rome when she locks eyes with a woman being herded on to a truck with her family.Claiming the woman's son, Daniele, as her own nephew, Chiara demands his return; only as the trucks depart does she r...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:September 29, 2015Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316300411

ISBN - 13:9780316300414

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from a brilliant book about family, love and belonging I loved this book and will remember it a very long time. A young woman, in post Mussolini Italy, sees a bunch of people gathered by Germans, Jews, very probably. Among them is a little boy and his mother. The mother is desperate, for her and for him. Suddenly, without thinking, the heroine rushes to him and claims him as her nephew. That is the beginning of a life long love story. The writing is confident and elegant, never heavy nor boring. You believe in the story, and Daniel and his "mother" will go through the rough times of adolescence, exactly like in any family. But Daniel leaves one day... A gripping book, sad and real, to remember people families don't always have two parents and two kids. They are created by love much more than by blood.
Date published: 2015-09-30