Restoration: A Novel

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byOlaf Olafsson

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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.

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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 SerenaAcclaimed novelist Olaf Olafsson brings us Restoration, a sweeping story of love tested by human frailty and the terrors and tragedies of war.  Departing...

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A searing novel of love and war, betrayal and redemption.Having grown up in an exclusive circle of wealthy British ex-pats in Florence in the 1920s, Alice Orsini shocks everyone when she marries the son of a minor Italian landowner and begins restoring San Martino, a crumbling villa in Tuscany, to its former glory. But after years of h...

Olaf Olafsson was born in Reykjavík, Iceland. He is the author of three previous novels,The Journey Home,Absolution, andWalking into the Night, and a story collection,Valentines. He is the executive vice president of Time Warner and lives in New York City with his wife and three children.

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Absolution: A Novel
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Walking Into the Night
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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.76 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062065653

ISBN - 13:9780062065650

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“RESTORATION is an elegantly constructed work of fiction, seamlessly moving between the past and the present, but what makes Olafsson’s novel so compelling is his empathy and compassion for Alice Orsini, a woman trying to redeem her life in a country ravaged by war.”