Verdi's Dream

An historical novel and passionate love story set in Milan in 1945, based on the true story of Operation Sunrise, the secret surrender of Nazi troops in Italy under SS General Karl Wolff to Allen Dulles, OSS Chief of Station in Bern--engineered to prevent a scorched earth of Italy's north. Real Nazis, real Americans, real partisans--real love.

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About Lisa Kramer Taruschio

I'm a writer, translator, editor and teacher, former New Yorker born and raised, now a permanent resident (last 12 years) and citizen of Italy (dual citizenship; a married an Italian national). I graduated Columbia University in English and Italian Literature with honors. I am the translator of the screenplay of Life is Beautiful for Miramax Books and have worked as an editor on many other books. Request a full CV if you'd like to know more.

Best quotes: Life is too important to be taken seriously (Oscar Wilde); and, If things are to stay the same, everything must change (Giuseppe di Lampedusa).

Verdi's Dream is also on Kindle, where it got TWO 5-star reviews out of 3 reviews in its first 20 days online! I am quite happy about this.

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I'm on Facebook and Twitter, but inept at both. If you've read Verdi's Dream, please leave comment or review on my blog. Or Email me.

I grew up in Carteret, NJ, and Scarsdale, NY, and have lived in Manhattan, NYC, Milan, Perugia, New Jersey.

Companies I've worked for: Ad agencies New York and Milan, Publishing Houses, New York and Milan; U. of Macerata.

Schools attended: Columbia University, U for Foreigners, Perugia

Interests (in random order): language animals reading films writing cooking Italian Renaissance and American Colonial history

Favorite Movies: Michael Clayton Fargo Colonel Redl Sexy Beast Bridge on the River Kwai Man Who Would Be King Usual Suspects Conspiracy

Favorite Music: La Traviata, Rigoletto, Pete Seeger, Mozart (the Don--YES), most classical, Schubert

Particularly fond of authors Saul Bellow, Philip Roth, Safran Foer, Malamud,Edna O'Brien, Maureen Dowd, Yehoshua,William Trevor, Jane Austen, Elmore Leonard, John le Carre, Patrick White, Joseph Heller, Amy Hempel, Lorrie Moore, GEORGE BOOTH (New Yorker). Shakespeare and Samuel Beckett. And Pirandello forever.

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