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The Good Left Undone

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Proud grandmother Matelda Cabrelli always has something to say. But, as she faces the end of her life, she worries she’s failed to tell the stories that matter. Most of all, she finds herself needing to tell the tale of her mother Domenica’s two great loves.First, Domenica’s childhood sweetheart: a boy from her own small coastal town of Viareggio. Second, a mysterious Captain: an infatuation forged in the midst of WW2, and the father Matelda never knew. Now, before her time runs out, it falls to Matelda to tell Domenica’s story. And for the Cabrelli women to unpack the mysteries, passions and tragedies that sent Domenica away from Italy – then brought her home again.

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THE SWEEPING, SUN-DRENCHED STORY OF LOVE, FAMILY AND UNTOLD SECRETS SET AGAINST THE BACKDROP OF WWII, FROM THE MULTI-MILLION COPY BESTSELLER

‘A story only Adriana Trigiani could have told. Rich in all the elements that make a story memorable, relatable; family complications we all share, choose to ignore, or seek to explain as time closes in on us, Adriana is, indeed, a storyteller second to none’ Heather Morris, bestselling author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz

‘Trigiani never fails to sweep you away with her richly transportive prose. An emotional and beautiful tale of family, love, and loss’ Taylor Jenkins Reid, bestselling author of Malibu Rising
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Domenica Cabrelli had two great loves of her life.

The first, her childhood sweetheart: a boy from the same small, sun-drenched Italian town of Viareggio. A romance born out of yearning and shared history; over before it really had a chance to begin.

Then, on an idyllic French coastline in the shadow of war, Domenica’s second great love affair, which would go on to define her – a mysterious captain, with a future on the front line.

Many decades later, only her daughter, Matelda, knows the true story of these two men’s lives, and the secret that connects them. And, as the end of her life nears, Matelda realises that some truths are too great to be lost.

But as she works against the clock with her own daughter to unpack their family’s legacy, more questions arise than answers.

What was the real story of her mother’s wartime years?

What kept her away from Italy for so long, after the fighting had ended?

And what, ultimately, brought her home again? . . .
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‘An unforgettable historical epic. This rich family story is magnificent in the telling’ Lisa Jewell

‘At once epic and intimate . . . A delightful novel’ Jess Walter

‘This beautiful, sweeping historical epic paints an exquisite portrait of love, loss, the ravages of time and the price a family pays for its secrets. Brava! Kristin Hannah

‘Beautifully written, immersive . . . Sweeps you up and takes you on an epic journey. A must-read for 2022’ Sarah Pearse

‘An exquisite gem of a novel. No one does historical fiction better than Trigiani’ David Baldacci

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Weight 0.559 kg
Dimensions 22.2 × 14.4 × 3.9 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

400

Language

English

Edition

Hardback original

Dewey

813.6 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K