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The Light in the Ruins

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The Light in the Ruins

It's 1943 and the Rosatis, an Italian family of noble lineage, believe that the walls of their ancient villa will keep them safe from the war raging across europe. But when two soldiers arrive at the villa, the Rosatis’ bucolic tranquility is shattered. 12 years later, Serafina Bettini, an investigator with the Florence police department, is assigned to a gruesome new case --- a serial killer targeting the Rosatis, murdering the remnants of the family one-by-one in cold blood. She finds herself digging into a past that involves both the victims and her own tragic history. THE LIGHT IN THE RUINS unveils a breathtaking story of moral paradox, human frailty, and the mysterious ways of the heart.

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The Light in the Ruins
by Chris Bohjalian

  • Publication Date: April 22, 2014
  • Genres: Fiction, Historical Fiction
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN-10: 0307743926
  • ISBN-13: 9780307743923


The 50 winners of THE LIGHT IN THE RUINS contest:

Allyson from Hawthorne, CA
Andrea from Boardman, OH
Ani from Durango, CO
Anna from Tulsa, OK
Barry from Jacksonville, AR
Betsy from Sunnyvale, CA
Carol from Bethany, OK
Carol from Sparta, IL
Cayla from San Jose, CA
Charlotte from Sandia, AZ
Cookie from Milwaukee, WI
Deanna from Kenmore, NY
Debbie from Hot Springs Village, AR
Debbie from Spokane, WA
Dena from Greenwood, IN
Diane from Hamel, MN
Donna from Bridgeport, MI
Ellen from Denver, CO
Ellyn from La Crosse, WI
Eunice from Bidddeford, ME
Felice from Middletown, NJ
Helen from Crystal River, FL
Helen from Prospect, CT
Jan from Fort Pierce, FL
Janet from North Little Rock, AR
Jessica from Grapevine, TX
Jessica from Round Mountain, NV
Judy from Marshalltown, IA
Kathleen from Ellicott City, MD
Kefe from Columbia, MO
Kelle from Westport, CT
Kristina from Rossford, OH
Laura from Chapel Hill, NC
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Mihaela from Laurel, MS
Nance from Plano, TX
Pamela from Seaford, DE
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Robyn from Asheboro, NC
Samantha from Longmont, CO
Shannon from Waterloo, IA
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Susan from Buchanan, VA
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