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Elise Valmorbida


Elise Valmorbida

Elise Valmorbida grew up Italian in Australia but fell in love with London. She is the author of the acclaimed literary novels MATILDE WALTZING, THE TV PRESIDENT, and THE WINDICK STICK. An award-winning producer and script consultant, she wrote SAXON: The Making of a Guerrilla Film. Her other nonfiction works include THE BOOK OF HAPPY ENDINGS, now published in four languages across four continents.

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Books by Elise Valmorbida

by Elise Valmorbida - Family Life, Fiction, Women's Fiction

A sweeping saga about womanhood, loyalty, war, religion, family, motherhood, and marriage, THE MADONNA OF THE MOUNTAINS is set in Italy during the 1920s to the 1950s, and follows its heroine, Maria Vittoria, from her girlhood in the austere Italian mountains through her marriage to a young war veteran to the birth of her four children, through the National Fascist Party Rule and ending with a decision that will forever affect her family.