Sparrow's Revenge

A Novel of Postwar Tuscany

by Paul Salsini



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/20/2008

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 280
ISBN : 9780595622948
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 280
ISBN : 9780595522392

About the Book

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.

About the Author

The son of Italian immigrants, Paul Salsini was a reporter, editor and writing coach at The Milwaukee Journal for many years and now teaches writing courses at Marquette University. He and his wife, Barbara, have three children and four grandchildren and live in Milwaukee with their cat, Bella. Visit him online at