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The Last Olive Branch: A Novel of Italy Peggy Hallett

The Last Olive Branch: A Novel of Italy

Peggy Hallett

Published June 15th 2015
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Kindle Edition
307 pages
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Everyday family life surrounded by the olive industry was a struggle in post WWII rural Italy. Beautiful Stella, a headstrong and ambitious oldest daughter of a large traditional family strives for an education, for choices, for freedom from theMoreEveryday family life surrounded by the olive industry was a struggle in post WWII rural Italy. Beautiful Stella, a headstrong and ambitious oldest daughter of a large traditional family strives for an education, for choices, for freedom from the cloak of extortion, blackmail and abuses that the ruling don and his class have dragged over the poor people. Stella uses her smarts and her talents to outwit the don once, but falls under a terrible trap with lifelong repercussions, and secrets that are life-changing for her family and the love of her life, Mario Uncino. This is an engrossing story of three generations coming to terms with an emerging and evolving Italy, and the village of Controne.