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The Miracles of Santo Fico by D. L. Smith
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The Miracles of Santo Fico (original 2002; edition 2004)

by D. L. Smith

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A magical story of love...and miracles After twenty years, Leo Pizzola has come back to the Tuscan village of Santo Fico, still single and still looking for a way to get rich. The town is as poor as it was when Leo left, yet some things have changed. Of Leo's childhood companions, only little Guido, whom everyone calls "Topo," embraces him. His best friend is long dead. The woman he once adored refuses to talk to him. And, worst of all, the kindly old town priest seems to have lost his faith. Perhaps what Santo Fico needs is a miracle-even if Leo and Topo have to manufacture one themselves. Now, as one botched scheme after another unravels, something completely unexpected happens, and wonders indeed begin to transform this Italian town, including the greatest miracle of all... Published around the world, this debut novel sparkles with the Italian spirit and emotions that will dance off the page and into your heart.… (more)
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Title:The Miracles of Santo Fico
Authors:D. L. Smith
Info:Warner Books (2004), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 358 pages
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A bit too cute for my taste, but written well enough. I found the characters too predictable and the whole story a light comedy. ( )
  slojudy | Sep 8, 2020 |
Set in a Tuscan village, this was great read with lovable characters, comical 'miracles' and a poignant ending. Very enjoyable. ( )
  HeatherLINC | Jan 23, 2016 |
A gentle story of life, love and miracles, set is a forgotten village in Tuscany. I liked it. ( )
  bookczuk | Aug 31, 2013 |
1 of 21 books for $10. 2/10/12 ( )
  velvetink | Mar 31, 2013 |
Not normally my type of book, but what a surprise this was. The writing is s skillful and evocative of time and place, every character is well drawn and the story is almost secondary although a delight in itself. It deserves to be much more widely read ( )
  richardgarside | Jun 2, 2011 |
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A magical story of love...and miracles After twenty years, Leo Pizzola has come back to the Tuscan village of Santo Fico, still single and still looking for a way to get rich. The town is as poor as it was when Leo left, yet some things have changed. Of Leo's childhood companions, only little Guido, whom everyone calls "Topo," embraces him. His best friend is long dead. The woman he once adored refuses to talk to him. And, worst of all, the kindly old town priest seems to have lost his faith. Perhaps what Santo Fico needs is a miracle-even if Leo and Topo have to manufacture one themselves. Now, as one botched scheme after another unravels, something completely unexpected happens, and wonders indeed begin to transform this Italian town, including the greatest miracle of all... Published around the world, this debut novel sparkles with the Italian spirit and emotions that will dance off the page and into your heart.

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After twenty years, Leo Pizzola has come back to his native village of Santo Fico, still single and still looking for a way to get rich. Sitting high above the sea in a remote part of Tuscany, the town is as poor as it was on the day Leo left. No tourist buses stop there. No guidebooks mention the Miracle and the Mystery of their blessed little church, which one held so much promise as a tourist attraction. Instead the broken fountain in the center of the small piazza is as dried up as the town's hope. Yet some things have changed. Now, as new loves and old passions sweeps into Santo Fico, Leo's quixotic schemes to restore the spirit of the town and, not incidentally, fill his own pockets will unravel with unseen results. -readinggroupguides.com
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