Praise for The Cielo
"Salsini spins a tale of both cruelty and courage, and affirms yet again the ability of humans to endure."-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"A moving debut novel of a luscious country too often forgotten when we consider the ravages of the 'Good War.'"-Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean
"(The Cielo) diligently explores the complexities and exquisite tortures of wartime existence, the sense of powerlessness and fear and the essential qualities of those who survived. A well-researched and gripping drama of wartime survival and transcendence."-Kirkus Discoveries
The Cielo: A Novel of Wartime Tuscany won First Place for Fiction from the Council for Wisconsin Writers; First Place for Fiction from the Midwest Independent Publishers Association, and First Honorable Mention from Writer's Digest International Self-Published Book Awards.
In Sparrow's Revenge: A Novel of Postwar Tuscany, the Resistance fighter whose code name was Sparrow relentlessly pursues the collaborator of one of the worst Nazi atrocities in Italy during WWII. But in the treacherous and mysterious land of the Garfagnana, he discovers something he has long hidden within himself. Sparrow's Revenge is an unforgettable tale of revenge, retribution, guilt and, finally, forgiveness.