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The Florios of Sicily : a novel

Author: Stefania Auci; Katherine Gregor
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperVia, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"In this grand part one of a two-volume saga, inspired by the real lives of history-making titans, The Florios of Sicily brings to life the dark secrets, the loves and betrayals, and the cruel acts of revenge that marked the Florios' century of influence. They were the uncrowned kings of Sicily: restless and ambitious, single-minded and determined to be richer and more powerful than anybody else. Yet their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Auci, Stefania.
Florios of Sicily.
New York, NY : HarperVia, [2019]
(DLC) 2019030862
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stefania Auci; Katherine Gregor
ISBN: 9780062931672 0062931679
OCLC Number: 1133662733
Notes: Translated from the Italian.
"Originally published as I leoni di Sicilia in Italy in 2019 by Nord"--Title page verso.
Description: 444 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Leoni di Sicilia.
Responsibility: Stefania Auci ; translated by Katherine Gregor.

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