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The Almond Picker

Hornby, Simonetta Agnello;

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ISBN 10: 0374182345 / ISBN 13: 9780374182342
Published by Farrar Straus & Giroux, Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A., 2005
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Fine/Fine unread copy protected by Archival Brodart Cover. Translated by McEwen, Alastair Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000927

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Title: The Almond Picker

Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux, Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First American Edition.

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"Excellent, atmospheric...A charming, perceptive tragicomedy" - "The Guardian". In the village of Roccacolomba, Sicily, in 1963, La Mennulara (the woman who gathers almonds) lies dead. For more than forty years, she had been at the heart of the Afallipe family, one of the richest families in Roccacolomba, first as a humble maidservant and then rising to manager of the family estates. Now, at her death, the gossip among the villagers is reaching fever pitch as each character begins to wonder just how La Mennulara managed to amass such a large fortune. Was she stealing from her masters, the greedy Afallipe family, or trying to save them? Will La Mennulara's death reveal her to be a monster or a saint?

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‘Excellent, atmospheric . . . A charming, perceptive tragicomedy’ -- Guardian

‘Gripping, impressive . . . inviting speedy consumption' -- TLS

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