An Italian Adventure (The Italian Saga Book 1) by Gaia B Amman

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An Italian Adventure (The Italian Saga Book 1) by Gaia B Amman
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Genre – Memoir, women’s fiction, world literature (Italian), historical fiction (Italian)
Page Count – 382 Pages
Cover Designer – Illustration by Thomas Webb
Publisher – Kuki Publishing
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Leda is a strong-headed preteen tomboy who won’t bow to the new bully in town: Nico, who just moved north from Sicily.

When they stumble on an abandoned porn magazine, it becomes apparent that Leda does not belong with her guy friends. Suddenly alienated, she blames it all on Nico, not to mention that now she has to confess about the mag to a Catholic priest.

Bound by guilt and antagonism, outcasts Leda and Nico struggle to admit how much they need each other amidst family drama, Italian culture, and a healthy dose of laughter.

You will be instantly transported to Italy with this novel celebrating girl power. The book can be read as self-standing, but it’s the first of the Italian Saga, following Leda throughout her life.


Born and raised in Italy, Gaia B. Amman is the author of Linked, a sizzling sci-fi political thriller about empathy and diversity, and The Italian Saga (six volumes released so far). She was the 1996 and 1997 winner of a Short Story Award in Arese (MI), Italy.

Fluent in four languages, Amman has a Master in Medical Biotechnology (genetic engineering) and a PhD in Molecular Oncology (molecular cancer research). She is a Professor of Biology at D’Youville College in Buffalo, New York, and the recipient of several science awards (UniMI fellow 2002-05, DOD fellow 2005-07, AICF fellow 2007-08, AICR fellow 2007-09, DOD fellow 2010-12, 2017, 2016 DYC Researcher of the Year, 2016 AAUP Scholar of the Year).

An avid traveler for work and pleasure, Amman has backpacked across the world. When nobody is watching, she binge-reads novels and manga, watches anime, or rocks it out with her band, the 9Ts On.

Amman’s novels delve into the depths of human nature, combining the realistic approach of a scientist with the humor and empathy of a survivor.

She is a vegetarian and a fervent supporter of diversity and human rights.

Among her favorite authors are J.K. Rowling, Jandy Nelson, Neil Gaiman, Chuck Palahniuk, Kurt Vonnegut, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Antoine De Saint Exupèry.

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