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One Great Lie

One Great Lie

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A compelling and atmospheric YA story of romance, mystery, and power about a young woman discovering her strength in lush, sultry Venice--from the Printz Honor-winning author of A Heart in a Body in the World.

When Charlotte wins a scholarship to a writing workshop in Venice with the charismatic and brilliant Luca Bruni, it's a dream come true. Writing is her passion, she loves Bruni's books, and going to that romantic and magical sinking city gives her the chance to solve a long-time family mystery about a Venetian poet deep in their lineage, Isabella Di Angelo, who just might be the real author of a very famous poem.

Bruni's villa on the eerie island of La Calamita is extravagant--lush beyond belief, and the other students are both inspiring and intimidating. Venice itself is beautiful, charming, and seductive, but so is Luca Bruni. As his behavior becomes increasingly unnerving, and as Charlotte begins to unearth the long-lost work of Isabella with the help of sweet, smart Italian Dante, other things begin to rise, too--secrets about the past, and secrets about the present.

As the events of the summer build to a shattering climax, Charlotte will be forced to confront some dark truths about the history of powerful men--and about the determination of creative girls--in this stunning new novel from award-winning author Deb Caletti.

Author: Deb Caletti
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Published: 06/01/2021
Pages: 384
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.00lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.70w x 1.30d
ISBN: 9781534463172
Age Range: 13-17

Review Citation(s):
Booklist 04/01/2021 pg. 61
Kirkus Reviews 04/15/2021
Publishers Weekly 04/19/2021
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 06/01/2021
School Library Journal 07/23/2021 pg. 1
Horn Book Magazine 09/01/2021 pg. 91

About the Author
Deb Caletti is the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of over sixteen books for adults and young adults, including Honey, Baby, Sweetheart, a finalist for the National Book Award; A Heart in a Body in the World, a Michael L. Printz Honor Book; Girl, Unframed; and One Great Lie. Her books have also won the Josette Frank Award for Fiction, the Washington State Book Award, and numerous other state awards and honors, and she was a finalist for the PEN USA Award. She lives with her family in Seattle.

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