What Makes a Child Lucky
By (author) Gioia Timpanelli
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What Makes a Child Lucky by Gioia Timpanelli
Book DescriptionIn a timeless moment in rural Sicily, a boy experiences the brutal killing of his best friend and is kidnapped by the murderers. No child should have to know evil so intimately, and yet once he does, what will save him?His salvation lies in the cycles of the seasons, the sturdy earth and its gifts of lentils and wild asparagus in a time of starvation, the animal sense that enables one to anticipate the whims and impulses of others, and, most important, familiarity with the Ancient Grandmother, who knows the entire play of good and evil. If he can trust her-the gang's cook, a fierce woman of great practical wisdom and humanity-he will escape the grip of perpetual violence. Or so we learn from the beguiling old couple who narrate this story.Uniting the most ancient forms of storytelling with a modern sensibility, Gioia Timpanelli's work is a national treasure-a joy to read, clear and resonant and satisfying.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393067026
(211mm x 142mm x 15mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 22-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Gioia Timpanelli
Sometimes the Soul, Paperback / softback (August 1998)» View all books by Gioia Timpanelli
"A Knot of Tears"--the story of a baroness and a sailor and his parrot; "Rusina, Not Quite in Love"--a "Beauty and the Beast" tale of a lovely young woman and a devastatingly ugly man who shows her the true meaning of beauty.
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Author Biography - Gioia Timpanelli
Gioia Timpanelli has performed and presented world literature and poetry for NPR, PBS, and groups and conferences nationwide and internationally. Her first book of fiction, Sometimes the Soul, won the American Book Award. She lives in Woodstock, New York.
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