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Tomato rhapsody : a fable of love, lust and forbidden fruit

Author: Adam Schell
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The almost-true tale of how the tomato came to 16th century Italy and the forbidden love between Davido, a Jewish tomato farmer, and Mari, a beautiful Catholic girl. But it's not only Davido and Mari who have secrets of the heart. Everyone around them yearns for something--from Davido's grandfather, who tenderly cultivates the tomato plant he stole on his voyages with Columbus, to Mari's villainous stepfather, whose  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Love stories
Fables
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Schell
ISBN: 9780385343336 0385343337
OCLC Number: 262433309
Description: 340 p. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Adam Schell.
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The almost-true tale of how the tomato came to 16th century Italy and the forbidden love between Davido, a Jewish tomato farmer, and Mari, a beautiful Catholic girl. But it's not only Davido and Mari who have secrets of the heart. Everyone around them yearns for something--from Davido's grandfather, who tenderly cultivates the tomato plant he stole on his voyages with Columbus, to Mari's villainous stepfather, whose eye is trained on his stepdaughter's virginity and his neighbor's land. Caught in the midst of these passions and machinations is a village full of eccentrics who speak in rhyme, celebrate the Feast of the Drunken Saint, and live a life untouched by the passage of time. The schemes and dreams of these men and women are about to change as what is forbidden becomes too delicious to resist. Tradition, religion, and good taste collide in a story about the courage to pursue love and tomato sauce at all costs.

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It's a mad, mad, tomato world!

by BigBuncha (WorldCat user published 2009-05-20) Excellent Permalink

Oh my God!  Call me a fool, a shameless hopeless romantic, but I bought this book-- fell in love with this book--hook, line and sinker, or, more aptly, olive, cheese and tomato! An incredibly fresh, genre-bending and hugely entertaining debut from a playful and skillful new voice. I was...
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