Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia
Genre: Historical Italian Fiction
Set in Mussolini’s Italy amid great upheaval, this is the story of one woman’s determination to find her place in a world that men are threatening to tear apart. Another heart-rending novel inspired by a true story from Australia's bestselling author of The Girl from Munich.
Calabria, Italy, 1936
In a remote farming village nestled in the mountains that descend into the sparkling Ionian Sea, young and spirited Giulia Tallariti longs for something more. While she loves her home and her lively family, she would much rather follow in her nonna’s footsteps and pursue her dream of becoming a healer.
But as Mussolini’s focus shifts to the war in Europe, civil unrest looms. Whispers of war are at every corner and her beloved village, once safe from the fascist agenda of the North, is now in very real danger.
Caught between her desire to forge her own path and her duty to her family, Giulia must draw on the passion in her heart and the strength of her conviction.
Can she find a way to fulfill her dreams or will the echoes of war drown out her voice?
‘Richly imagined, heartbreaking and utterly captivating, Echoes of War is yet another outstanding piece of historical fiction from Blanchard, cementing her place at the top of this genre.’
‘This is emotional reading for anyone born of immigrant stock as it explores the pain of leaving your homeland and your family to find opportunity elsewhere … Echoes of War is an entertaining tale of fiction that will make your heart melt and sing and shatter.’
‘Echoes of War is a powerful novel about powerful women … a powerful evocation of a time, a place and a cultural vision which provided a significant boost to Australia’s population and its development as a multi-cultural destination of choice for refugees – both voluntary and choiceless.’
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Her first novel, 'The Girl from Munich', was a runaway bestseller and shortlisted for the ABIA New Writers’ Award. Her other novels, 'Suitcase of Dreams' and 'Letters from Berlin', followed soon after. Her fourth book, ‘Echoes of War,’ will be released in September 2021. All her novels are inspired by family stories.
Tania lives in Sydney with her husband and three children where she can often be found in the kitchen, cooking up a storm for her family, including her two cheeky but lovable dogs who think they’re human too.
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