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Once Night Falls A Harrowing Historical Novel Of The Extraordinary Acts Of Ordinary People In Nazi Occupied Italy Italy, Luca Benedetto Has Joined The Partisans In Their Fight Against The German Troops Ravaging The Shores Of His Town On Lake Como While Risking His Life To Free His Country, Luca Is Also Struggling To Protect Sarah, His Jewish Lover Who S Hiding In A Mountain Cabin As The Violent Nazi Occupation Intensifies, Luca And Sarah Fear For Than Their Own LivesIn The Heart Of Their Village, Their Mothers Have Also Found Themselves Vulnerable To The Encroaching Nazis But Luca S Mother, Undeterred, Is Devising Her Own Revenge On The Occupiers With Mussolini Deposed And Allied Armies Fighting Their Way Up The Peninsula, The Fate Of Italy Hangs In The Balance, And The People Of Lake Como Must Decide How Much They Re Prepared To Sacrifice For Family, Friends, And The Country They LoveThe Most Trying Of Times Will Create The Most Unexpected Heroes And Incredible Acts Of Courage In This Stirring Narrative As Seen Through The Eyes Of Those Devastated By War Torn Italy

About the Author: Roland Merullo

ROLAND MERULLO is an awarding winning author of 24 books including 17 works of fiction Breakfast with Buddha, a nominee for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, now in its 20th printing The Talk Funny Girl, a 2012 ALEX Award Winner and named a Must Read by the Massachusetts Library Association and the Massachusetts Center for the Book Vatican Waltz named one of the Best Books of 2013 by Publishers Weekly Lunch with Buddha selected as one of the Best Books of 2013 by Kirkus Reviews Revere Beach Boulevard named one of the Top 100 Essential Books of New England by the Boston Globe A Little Love Story chosen as one of Ten Wonderful Romance Novels by Good Housekeeping, Revere Beach Elegy winner of the Massachusetts Book Award for nonfiction, and Once Night Falls, selected as a First Read byEditors A former writer in residence at North Shore Community College and Miami Dade Colleges, and professor of Creative Writing at Bennington, Amherst and Lesley Colleges, Merullo has been a guest speaker at many literary events and venues and a faculty member at MFA programs and several writers conferences His essays have appeared in numerous publications including the New York Times, Outside Magazine, Yankee Magazine, Newsweek, the Boston Globe, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Boston Magazine, Reader s Digest, Good Housekeeping, and the Chronicle of Higher Education Merullo s books have been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, German, Chinese, Turkish, Bulgarian, Croatian, Slovenian, and Czech.

10 thoughts on “Once Night Falls

  1. Paige Paige says:

    Why did pain exist Why did evil exist Why had God allowed men like Hitler and Mussolini to come to powerBeginning with the reprisal killings at Piazzale Loreto, the story goes through Italy s political and militaristic transitions during Mussolini s dethrone

  2. Darryl Greer Darryl Greer says:

    Once Night Falls by award winning author, Roland Merullo is a World War II drama set in Italy in 1943 Luca Benedetto, who has a Jewish lover, Sarah, has joined the partisans in their fight against German troops in the region around Lake Como, close to the Swiss borde

  3. Lewis Weinstein Lewis Weinstein says:

    a complex fast paced story told brilliantly at first, the number of characters and the jumping between them was hard to follow, but the action was always interesting and gradually the pieces came together several characters wrestle with the desire to resist the Nazis and Muss

  4. Fred Shaw Fred Shaw says:

    As a historical fiction novel of WW II in Italy, there is good material to peruse To say that it is a typical novel with highly developed plot, characters, interwoven into a mosaic of scenery, it is not I found this book to be enlightening but did not meet my expectations The period i

  5. Kathy Kathy says:

    I got my copy of this book through NetGalley but then discovered it had already been released and is available through Kindle Unlimited.This is not my first book describing what the citizens of Italy experienced during World War II, but it did spend a healthy amount of time studying Mussolini,

  6. Judy Judy says:

    I am a huge fan of Roland Merullo, whether it is a novel, travel story whatever So I was very excited to see that he had written this book, and evenexcited to receive it fromFirst Reads This is a truly amazing book that tells such a compelling story even those parts that are really hard to read and har

  7. Therese Therese says:

    It was interesting to read about Mussolini s decline and last days I didn t like the ending.

  8. David Baker David Baker says:

    Good read but definitely three starsI ve read few novels which are so very definitely three stars It s a good read, but it s not outstanding and nor, on the other hand, is it terrible The cast of characters is a little too large The chapters are rather too short Thus while one has the sense of a reasonably good story it

  9. Liz Liz says:

    Once Night Falls turned out to be an outstandingFirst Reads choice for November The plot and character development kept me riveted and the historical details filled in major gaps in my knowledge of the Italian resistance movement, Mussolini and WWII as it played out in Italy This was the first book by Roland Merullo that I ve re

  10. Anthony Westphal Anthony Westphal says:

    Falls short at the endI was enjoying the book and it s direction, then in a single chapter it abruptly ended and tacked on an epilogue The characters do not get a fair ending.

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