La Provincia di Sondrio

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Roughly Translated...

...taken in a castle in Italy.

American Book Set in Valley

 

A special story: a Seattle writer has looked for inspiration on the web and found the right places for Sondrio and the surrounding area. After the release he flew to the province with his wife Sandra to see live the posts he had told.

Let's imagine a writer looking for inspiration for the setting of his book. Search and search on the net and here is the ideal place for its history: Sondrio and Valtellina. So far all (fairly) normal considering the beauty of this land.To make the story special, the writer in question is American, John Mark Tucker, from Seattle, Washington State, and having set his book in the province of Sondrio - which he has fallen in love with on the web - here we he just came over the past few weeks on vacation to see with his eyes the atmospheres that so much inspired him through PCs.Tells the curious story Chiara Molinari, a young Piateda graduate in Tourism Science and Local Community, who for business has learned about the writer and wife Sandra while staying at a hotel in the capital city of Valtellina. "From the moment I noticed a vaguely interest and curiosity about the town of Sondrio and its surroundings," explains Chiara. Speaking of the most and less and giving them advice on the attractions of the area, I found that John Mark had recently published in the USA a novel entitled "Of God and Love" set in our town. " 


The book describes the engaging love story between an American soldier and a nun, born and raised in a Sondrio of the forties. Curious to find out why this choice, the young man has investigated and this is what the author explained to him: "In the beginning, when Tucker began to reinvent the ideas in his head, he knew that history would have respected the precise elements, Molinari explains." It would be set in the second postwar period in Italy and the protagonist would be a young nun. As the first scene of what his new book would be, the writer, who is a computer technician, had a definite image in mind: two young nuns who collected flowers in a meadow, on the slopes of steep and majestic mountains » . would have settled in the second post-war in Italy and the protagonist would be a young nun. As the first scene of what his new book would be, the writer, who is a computer technician, had a definite image in mind: two young nuns who collected flowers in a meadow, on the slopes of steep and majestic mountains » . would have settled in the second post-war in Italy and the protagonist would be a young nun. As the first scene of what his new book would be, the writer, who is a computer technician, had a definite image in mind: two young nuns who collected flowers in a meadow, on the slopes of steep and majestic mountains » .Trying to give shape to that idea, he began to search the web and navigate - image after image - restrained the field in Northern Italy. After hours of research he found the landscape he had imagined: his setting was called Sondrio. Tucker began writing, imagining the evolution of history between the atmosphere of an alpine valley some decades ago, inspired by reproductions of old photos.


At the end of the work, curious to find out if the image that was created coincided with reality, he decided with his wife Sandra to book a flight to Italy to know Sondrio and Valtellina (in the book are quoted Bormio, Sondalo and Tirano).At the end of the Italian holiday, the writer gave Chiara a copy of the novel in the English version: "There are no references that clearly point the events in our valley," he continues, "but reading it is not difficult to imagine the characters walking around Piazza Garibaldi, to buy bread from the baker in via Angelo Custode or to admire the bottom of the valley from one of the many trails that cross the terraces. "After returning to Seattle, the computer writer edited a new reprint of the book in which he made some changes and inserted the name of Chiara and other people who helped him. Tucker's spouses will return to Valtellina next year. Meanwhile, book information is available on the author's site: http://www.johnmarktucker.com. 

As far as we are concerned, "we hope that his book will make us famous!"