Christina Lynch's the italian party

in Conversation with anne flett

A sun-soaked patio, a fresh plate of Pici Senesi, the Prosecco bubbling lightly in the glass: it's the idyllic scene for a honeymoon. Now throw in a dash of communism and a few skeletons in both his and hers closets, and you've got yourself a spy thriller.


A delicious and sharply funny page-turner about "innocent" Americans abroad in 1950s Siena, Italy, newlyweds Scottie and Michael are seduced by Tuscany's famous beauty. That is, until the disappearance of Scottie's Italian teacher leads her to discover darker truths about herself, her husband, and her country.

As our dear friend Julia Claiborne Johnson says, "Imagine Beautiful Ruins plus horses; Toujours Provence with spies, a mystery and sex. The Italian Party is a fizzy, page-turning delight that begs for a Campari and soda!"

Christina Lynch's picaresque journey includes chapters at Harvard, where she was an editor on the Harvard Lampoon, and in Milan, where she was correspondent for W magazine and Women’s Wear Daily, and disappeared for four years in Tuscany. In L.A. she was on the writing staff of Unhappily Ever After; Encore, Encore; The Dead Zone; and Wildfire. She now lives in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada and teaches at College of the Sequoias. The Italian Party is her debut novel.

Anne Flett-Giordano is an American, Emmy Award-winning television producer and screenwriter, known for her work on Kate & Allie, Frasier, Desperate Housewives and Hot in Cleveland.

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