Corelli's Mandolin : A Novel

by Louis de Bernieres | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 067976397x Global Overview for this book
Registered by morsecode of Woonsocket, Rhode Island USA on 6/10/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by morsecode from Woonsocket, Rhode Island USA on Saturday, June 10, 2006
I picked up this book at the American Association of University Women (AAUW) book sale last weekend.

Book Description:
Extravagant, inventive, emotionally sweeping, Corelli's Mandolin is the story of a timeless place that one day wakes up to find itself in the jaws of history. The place is the Greek island of Cephallonia, where gods once dabbled in the affairs of men and the local saint periodically rises from his sarcophagus to cure the mad. Then the tide of World War II rolls onto the island's shores in the form of the conquering Italian army.

Caught in the occupation are Pelagia, a willful, beautiful young woman, and the two suitors vying for her love: Mandras, a gentle fisherman turned ruthless guerilla, and the charming, mandolin-playing Captain Corelli, a reluctant officer of the Italian garrison on the island. Rich with loyalties and betrayals, and set against a landscape where the factual blends seamlessly with the fantastic, Corelli's Mandolin is a passionate novel as rich in ideas as it is genuinely moving.

Journal Entry 2 by morsecode from Woonsocket, Rhode Island USA on Thursday, August 17, 2006
I'm sending this book to darkpunkangel tomorrow.
She accepted it as part of the Set in a country far far away... relay.

Journal Entry 3 by darkpunkangel from Barrie, Ontario Canada on Friday, August 25, 2006
Thanks got it today, and thanks for the postcard. Look forward to reading it.


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