Natalia Ginzburg (1916-91), one of the most eloquent and incisive commentators on post-war Italy, has authored novels such as The Road to the City, The Dry Heart, Voices in the Evening, and All Our Yesterdays, as well as stories, essays, plays and a biography of Alessandro Manzoni. Her 1963 autobiographical novel, The Things We Used to Say won the Strega Prize. Lynne Sharon Schwartz's first novel, Rough Strife, was nominated for a National Book Award and a PEN/Hemingway First Novel Award. Her novel, Leaving Brooklyn was nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award in Fiction. Her other novels include Balancing Acts and In the Family Way.
"Natalia Ginzburg is a brilliant eccentric..." - Times Literary Supplement "Brilliant... [A] small, entrancing classic." - The Observer "What Schwartz ends up setting up before us is fiction's most beautiful effect..." - The New York Times Book Review