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Four hundred and forty steps to the sea

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In a richly romantic novel set in stunning Positano, Italy, Sara Alexander weaves a story of love, family loyalty, and sacrifice spanning five decades ... Nestled into the cliffs in southern Italy's Amalfi coast, Positano is an artist's vision, with rows of brightly hued houses perched above the sea and picturesque staircases meandering up and down the hillside. Santina, still a striking woman despite old age and the illness that saps her last strength, is spending her final days at her home, Villa San Vito. The magnificent eighteenth-century palazzo is very different from the tiny house in which she grew up. And as she decides its fate, she must confront the choices that led her here so long ago ... In 1949, Positano is as yet undiscovered by tourists, a beautiful, secluded village shaking off the dust of war. Hoping to escape poverty, young Santina takes domestic work in London, ultimately becoming a housekeeper to a distinguished British major and his creative, impulsive wife, Adeline. When they move to Positano, Santina returns with them, raising their daughter as Adeline's mental health declines. With each passing year, Santina becomes more deeply enmeshed within the family, trying to navigate her complicated feelings for a man who is much more than an employer--while hiding secrets that could shatter the only home she knows ...

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020 . ‡a9781432854850 ‡q(hardcover)
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035 . ‡a(OCoLC)1050456515
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05000. ‡aPR6101.L4465 ‡bF68 2019
08200. ‡a823/.92 ‡223
1001 . ‡aAlexander, Sara, ‡d1976- ‡eauthor.
24510. ‡aFour hundred and forty steps to the sea / ‡cby Sara Alexander.
2463 . ‡a440 steps to the sea
250 . ‡aLarge Print edition.
264 1. ‡aWaterville, Maine : ‡bThorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, ‡c2019.
264 4. ‡c©2018
300 . ‡a639 pages (large print) ; ‡c23 cm.
336 . ‡atext ‡btxt ‡2rdacontent
337 . ‡aunmediated ‡bn ‡2rdamedia
338 . ‡avolume ‡bnc ‡2rdacarrier
4900 . ‡aThorndike Press large print clean reads
520 . ‡aIn a richly romantic novel set in stunning Positano, Italy, Sara Alexander weaves a story of love, family loyalty, and sacrifice spanning five decades ... Nestled into the cliffs in southern Italy's Amalfi coast, Positano is an artist's vision, with rows of brightly hued houses perched above the sea and picturesque staircases meandering up and down the hillside. Santina, still a striking woman despite old age and the illness that saps her last strength, is spending her final days at her home, Villa San Vito. The magnificent eighteenth-century palazzo is very different from the tiny house in which she grew up. And as she decides its fate, she must confront the choices that led her here so long ago ... In 1949, Positano is as yet undiscovered by tourists, a beautiful, secluded village shaking off the dust of war. Hoping to escape poverty, young Santina takes domestic work in London, ultimately becoming a housekeeper to a distinguished British major and his creative, impulsive wife, Adeline. When they move to Positano, Santina returns with them, raising their daughter as Adeline's mental health declines. With each passing year, Santina becomes more deeply enmeshed within the family, trying to navigate her complicated feelings for a man who is much more than an employer--while hiding secrets that could shatter the only home she knows ...
650 0. ‡aLarge type books.
650 7. ‡aLarge type books. ‡2fast
650 0. ‡aHousekeepers ‡vFiction.
650 0. ‡aMaster and servant ‡vFiction.
650 0. ‡aFamily secrets ‡vFiction.
651 0. ‡aPositano (Italy) ‡vFiction.
905 . ‡ukriedener
901 . ‡aon1050456515 ‡bOCoLC ‡c594123 ‡tbiblio ‡soclc

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