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  • Paperback | 302 pages
  • ISIS Publishing
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New ed of Large Print
  • 0753165767
  • 9780753165768

Review Text

Rosenau is the setting for Lippi's novel, a remote alpine village in Austria, home to a small, isolated community whose experiences unfold throughout the book. Generations of women from the Wainwright clan; the Bent Elbow clan and the Bengat clan recount their tales of love, loss, desire and the horrors of war. Lippi's prose is poetic and lyrical, written in the local Rosenau dialect, which contributes to the intimacy of the novel. The women's stories cover the best part of the 20th century - from 1909 until 1977 - and revealed what has changed and what has remained the same in this unique aand traditional community. Village life is dictated by weather and the cycles of the farm and dairy. The women's interwoven stories reveal hidden depths to a small community and lay bare it's secrets and lies. The author is skilled in drawing the reader into this alien landscape and lifestyle, making them feel as if the characters could be their families and friends. A novel that gets under your skin - the writing is poignant and evocative and the characters remain alive long after the story is complete. (Kirkus UK)
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967 ratings
3.81 out of 5 stars
5 29% (285)
4 36% (352)
3 23% (221)
2 9% (83)
1 3% (26)
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