Members of Murchison Book Club are hosting a literary lunch with Vivien Achia, author of Marrying Italian — When Love is Not Enough.April 17, 2014 3:55am
Released in late 2013, the book explores the marriage of a naive Australian girl from a farming background to an older Italian immigrant.
Eliseo was the son of a career soldier in Mussolini’s forces and he became a partisan during WWII in opposition to his father’s politics, in a country torn apart by Fascism, war and changing alliances.
Eliseo’s decision to trust a younger woman from a different culture was a brave one. She put her life, and that of her young daughter, into the hands of a man she barely knew, a man whose past had scarred him irrevocably.
Her efforts to become accepted as an Italian wife were at times funny, often painful, but doomed to failure because of what she did not know and could never be.
Growing up near Wangaratta and later in life living in Kinglake, Vivien’s rural life will add to the interest for country readers.
Murchison and District Neighbourhood House co-ordinator Jenny Lister said a luncheon would be held on Friday, May 2 at 11.30 am in the Caledonian Hotel, Stephenson St, Murchison, to launch the book.
‘‘There will be a light lunch, followed by coffee and cake. Cost for the day is $21, and as a limited number of seats are available, bookings are essential,’’ she said.
For further details and to reserve a seat/table, phone Marg Clarke on 5826 2261 or 0409 262 261.
Information about future meetings of the Murchison Book Club, including the book to be discussed each month, can be found at the Neighbourhood House wordpress site murchisonnh/wordpress.com or by phoning Murchison Neighbourhood House on 5826 2373.
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