Italy ’99

The best guide to Italy, updated everyyear
The great sights — the historic cities and Tuscan and Umbrian hill towns, plus the lakes, coasts, and islands
Walking tours to piazzas and palaces, churches and museums
Wine roads, mountain drives, canal cruises, southern sojourns
Seaside hiking, country biking, golf, skiing, boating
Where to buy leather goods, antiques, jewelry, ceramics
Where to stay and eat, no matter what your budget
Rooms with a view — Renaissance villas, pensions and farm stays, stylish city finds, resorts and monastery retreats
Chic city restaurants, rustic “osterie, family-run “trattorie, seaside fish eateries, piazza cafes, pizzerias, and “gelaterie
Fresh, thorough, practical — off and on the beaten path
Costs, hours, descriptions, and tips by the thousands
All reviews based on visits by savvy writer-residents
65 map pages, 43 vacation itineraries, 33 city tours
Smart Travel Tips
Fodor’s Choice
What’s Where
Pleasures & Pastimes
New & Noteworthy
Background essays
Italian Vocabulary

Death Penalty Stories
by John H. Blume, Jordan M. Steiker

“This title offers detailed accounts of the most important capital cases in American law. In addition to comprehensive coverage of the canonical cases such as Furman v. Georgia, Gregg v. Georgia, Penry v. Lynaugh, Payne v. Tennessee, and McCleskey v. Kemp, the volume also presents in-depth accounts of cases involving core capital issues, including representation, protections for the innocent, proportionality limits, execution methods, the problem of volunteers, and the guarantee of heightened reliability.”–Publisher description.

Few Things Left Unsaid
by Sudeep Nagarkar

Aditya is a confused soul. He is unclear about his ambitions or goals in life. He hates engineering from the core of his heart, but destiny has other plans for him as he ends up in an engineering college despite his wishes. Aditya’s search for true love comes to a halt when he runs into Riya, a fellow college student. Just when things are going great between the two, an unexpected tragedy strikes. Will their love be able to fight against the odds?

Karmachari: Short Stories About Ordinary People
by Vasant Purushottam Kale, Vikrant Pande

You who stand in a queue, who try to board a running local, who tolerate your boss’s snide remarks and the trials and tribulations of marital life – you still manage to discuss politics with enthusiasm, to finish a game of cards, to laugh and to make others laugh … You are a true karmachari. A collection of unforgettable short stories about ordinary people, Karmachari is a mirror held up to society. Set in suburban Mumbai of the 1970s, yet universal, it is peopled by characters we might meet in real life. They come alive under V.P. Kale’s sharp but compassionate gaze, and prod us gently towards a world of greater kindness and understanding.

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