The Good Left Undone

Books on Tape. Apr. 2022. 13:20 hrs. ISBN 9780593509999. $95. F
Trigiani (All the Stars in the Heavens) transports listeners to the Italian coastline, the Scottish Lowlands, and Marseille, France, in a family saga. Cabrelli family matriarch Matelda is near the end of a long life. Her granddaughter Anina is figuring out where life should take her, and after Matelda’s hospital stay, she is determined to hear her grandmother’s story. What unfolds is the story of love found, love lost, and the courage to love again as listeners are swept from one country to another and back to Italy leading up to World War II, the war and its fallout. Listeners learn about how “Britalians” were treated during the war, how a family began again after the conflict’s end, and how to move forward from the past. Narrators Carlotta Brentan, Lisa Flanagan, Edoardo Ballerini, and Deepti Gupta bring to life the beauty, tears, love, and emotion that Trigani breathes into the characters.
VERDICT This audiobook is not to be missed for longtime Trigiani fans and those who appreciate dual-timeline historical fiction.
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