Book Review: ‘The Sicilian Inheritance: A Novel’ By Jo Piazza

by | Mar 5, 2024 | Books | 0 comments

Sara Marsala is having a tough time lately, her husband filed for divorce, and custody of their daughter, her restaurant, once very popular has gone out of business, and she’s broke, and her favorite aunt Rosie has passed away. Rosie left her a letter and a request for an adventure, go to Sicily and spread her ashes, find out if a plot of land that was left for Rosie is valuable, and sell it if it is, and go and live her life, and to find out the truth about what happened to her mother Serafina, who was murdered not long after Rosie was born. When Sara gets there, she finds a few people to help her, but this small town does not like outsiders, bringing up Serafina, or Sara trying to get the land, and she soon finds herself in a lot of trouble. Via flashbacks, we learn Serafina’s story, and it’s quite the story, and how it plays into Sara and Rosie’s lives. This is a great character-driven novel, with strong females, and a story that is engaging, and keeps you reading along. One of the best books of the year so far.

You can pick up The Sicilian Inheritance in stores on Tuesday, April 2nd from Dutton.