In the brilliant Greek sunshine of a small Aegean island, Beth and Cesare meet--beginning a transformative love affair that spans two continents, two decades, and two lifetimes. Cesare is a privileged Italian boy, raised in a prosperous town where his family has lived for five hundred years; Beth, an ambitious American dreamer born to hippies and raised on a commune. The events of September 11 serve as a catalyst for the unfolding of their story, in which passion struggles against the inexorable force of patria.The novel of the American in Europe has a long and lustrous pedigree. L’America adds to this lineage, an evocative portrait of the intersection between Europe and America, the old and the new, and the dizzying, life-changing power of first love.
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L'AMERICAUser Review - Kirkus
McPhee (Gorgeous Lies, 2002) uses the star-crossed, cross-Atlantic affair of a young American woman and her Italian lover to muse on questions of national character and the power of history in ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Gary10 - LibraryThing
Engaging novel about a romance between a man from a wealthy, but tradition bound Italian family and a free spirited American woman. Interesting for the way it runs backward and forward in time. More than a romance novel. .novel Read full review