My novel “The Emir’s Trace” about the history and traditions of Puglia is now available in English:
When young historian Lia Winter’s uncle dies, she travels to Southern Italy to spend several weeks with her aunt who is a masciàre, a traditional herbalist. Lia quickly finds herself increasingly fascinated by her aunt’s archaic way of life and her canny wisdom. As a historian, she cannot help but try to get to the bottom of the mysterious stories and legends her aunt tells. Together with her new friend Alessandra, an antiquarian bookseller, Lia soon finds herself following a trail of astonishing secrets – a quest which, in the end, leads to the rediscovery of lost ancient Arabic manuscripts.
You can find an extract here.
The Italian translation will be published in October 2019 by poeisis editrice.