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The madonna of the mountains

Elise Valmorbida

The madonna of the mountains

a novel

by Elise Valmorbida

  • 338 Want to read
  • 30 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Women,
  • World War, 1939-1945,
  • Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementElise Valmorbida
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR9619.3.V32 M36 2018
    The Physical Object
    Pagination347 pages
    Number of Pages347
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26958681M
    ISBN 100399592431
    ISBN 109780399592430
    LC Control Number2017034435
    OCLC/WorldCa987279061

    Madonna of the Mountains is an excellent read and although somewhat different from her earlier books, the TV President, Matilda Waltzing and the book of happy endings, it speaks to Ms Valmorbida's creativity and wonderful imagination/5(63).   Set in the Veneto in Northern Italy and spanning nearly three decades following the First World War, The Madonna of the Mountains is a fierce, sharply observed and richly detailed account of a woman's fight to keep her family alive and thriving - at whatever cost. We meet Maria in as she awaits the arrival of her husband, chosen for her by her father and 2/5(1).

    Get this from a library! The madonna of the mountains. [Elise Valmorbida] -- "Maria Vittoria is twenty-five when her father brings home the man who will become her husband. It is in the austere Italian mountain village where her family has lived for generations, and the. The Madonna of the Mountains is about what unites family and community and also what destroys them. It is about love and enmity, envy and generosity, two men, one God (and his mother) and the undying bond of a mother to her children.

      The Madonna of the Mountains by Elise Valmorbida (Historical Fiction) Northern Italy in is the setting for this story of Maria Vittoria, a young woman about to begin an arranged marriage. We travel with her through the next two decades as Fascism and Mussolini take over the country and “Trust no one” becomes her. The Madonna of the Mountains follows Maria over the next three decades, as she moves to the town where she and her husband become shopkeepers, through the birth of their five children, through the hardships and cruelties of the National Fascist Party Rule and the Second World War. Struggling with the cost of survival at a time when food is.


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"The Madonna of the Mountains" by Elise Valmorbida is a sweeping family drama set in the Italian countryside spanning three decades of a woman's life. The novel begins in with year-old Maria, her father off to find her a husband/5().

A sweeping saga about womanhood, loyalty, war, religion, family, food, motherhood, and marriage, The Madonna of the Mountains is a poignant look at the span of one woman’s life as the rules change and her world becomes unrecognizable.

In depicting the great cost of war and the ineluctable power of time on a life, Elise Valmorbida has created /5(40). A sweeping saga about womanhood, loyalty, war, religion, family, food, motherhood, and marriage, The Madonna of the Mountains is a poignant look at the span of one woman’s life as the rules change and her world becomes unrecognizable.

In depicting the great cost of war and the ineluctable power of time on a life, Elise Valmorbida has created 4/5(57).

Maria Vittoria is 25 when her father brings home the man who will become her husband. It is in the austere Italian mountain village where her family has lived for generations. Taking just the linens she has sewn that make up her dowry and a statue of the Madonna that sits by her bedside, Maria leaves the only life she has ever known to begin a.

Advance praise for Madonna of the Mountains “The moral and ethical questions raised propel the story beyond the particulars into the universal.”—Kirkus Reviews “It is a bewitching but entirely unsentimental portrait of one woman’s attempt to keep her family safe in turbulent times.”—The Times (UK), Book of the Month.

Maria and Achille settle in the plains, in the village of Fosso, but the wisdom imparted to her by the emblematic Madonna of the Mountains, a statue of the Virgin Mary which Maria carries with her throughout her life, harkens back to the rough-hewn lessons and truths of her early life in the mountains of the : Elise Valmorbida.

A sweeping saga about womanhood, loyalty, war, religion, family, food, motherhood, and marriage, The Madonna of the Mountains is a poignant look at the span of one woman’s life as the rules change and her world becomes unrecognizable.

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Set in early 20th century Italy, The Madonna of the Mountains follows a country girl, Maria Vittoria, through her marriage and birth of four children, chronicling the family’s struggles against the backdrop of Fascist Italy.

Advance praise for Madonna of the Mountains “The moral and ethical questions raised propel the story beyond the particulars into the universal.”—Kirkus Reviews “It is a bewitching but entirely unsentimental portrait of one woman’s attempt to keep her family safe in turbulent times.”—The Times (UK), Book of the MonthAuthor: Elise Valmorbida.

The Madonna of the Mountains. Written by Elise Valmorbida Review by Jasmina Svenne. This is the story of one woman’s struggles to maintain her marriage and particularly to protect her children during the Fascist Era and its immediate aftermath in 20 th-centuryat the age of 25, Maria Vittoria is considered almost too old to : Elise Valmorbida.

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The Madonna of the mountains “Set on the chest of drawers by her mother’s bed, the golden statue is like a beautiful doll on a plinth, forever safe inside her glass bell jar, gazing heavenward, round-faced and sublime.” This is the statue to which she prays and talks.

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In depicting the great cost of war and the ineluctable power of time on a life, Elise Valmorbida has created.