Thousand Cranes by Yasunari Kawabata

Thousand Cranes by Yasunari Kawabata

Travelling influences what I read and a recent trip through Japan made me keen to familiarize myself with Japanese writers. Yasunari Kawabata was the first Japanese author to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature and, as a result, I selected his1959 published book,...
Falling In Love by Donna Leo

Falling In Love by Donna Leo

Would you like to visit Venice? Falling In Love is book number twenty-four in Donna Leon’s crime series set in Venice, Italy featuring Commissario Guido Brunetti. It is about a mysterious stalker who threatens Flavia Petrelli, a fortyish opera singer performing the...
The Inheritance: review by Laura Fabiani

The Inheritance: review by Laura Fabiani

Laura Fabini recently reviewed The Inheritance. essentiallyitalian.blogspot.ca My Review: Italian historical fiction novels are my favorite genre, reminding me so much of the stories my grandmothers and aunts used to tell me. When I picked up The Inheritance, I...