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About the Book

Italian Lessons

his trademark warmth, humor, and wisdom, Peter Pezzelli’s
ITALIAN LESSONS weaves an unforgettable tale of Italian-American
life and family, hope and heartbreak, lessons learned and lessons
deferred, and a love that can heal time’s greatest

Fresh out of college, Carter Quinn has returned to his home in
North Providence, Rhode Island, unsure of just about everything
except his plans to go to Italy and pursue the woman of his dreams.
To do that, he needs to learn to speak Italian, and only one man is
right for the job --- Giancarlo Rosa… if Carter can survive

Giancarlo is nobody’s fool. The middle-aged music professor
does offer Italian lessons, but only to those who are truly
motivated. If Carter wants to learn, he will have to prove himself:
lessons three times a week, hours of studying, strict discipline.
And there will be no questions about the professor’s life ---
why he hasn’t written music in years, why he lives alone, and
why he left his homeland in the first place. Carter may see Italy
as a land of romance, but Giancarlo knows just what disappointments
and betrayals live under the Abruzzo sky. What begins as an
apparent mismatch between mentor and student soon blossoms into
something deeper --- a friendship that carries them into the old
country, where forgotten secrets may hold the key to a new lease on

Now, in a land of sun, wine, new romance and old wounds, two men
will embark on separate, unpredictable journeys that will take them
deep into the untraveled places of the heart…

ITALIAN LESSONS © Copyright 2011 by Peter Pezzelli. Reprinted
with permission by Kensington. All rights reserved.

Italian Lessons
by Peter Pezzelli

  • Publication Date: October 1, 2007
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 346 pages
  • Publisher: Kensington
  • ISBN-10: 0758220502
  • ISBN-13: 9780758220509