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DELIA EPHRON Books
Siracusa By Delia Ephron
Siracusa by Delia Ephron. Delia Ephron takes you along on a travel destination to sunny Siracusa, a little port dotting the waters with fishing boats and small yachts. Your traveling companions are Lizzie who is married to Michael and Taylor who is married to Finn. Tagging along is Taylor and Finn's precocious ten year old daughter, Snow. The chapters are divided into the perspectives and voices of each character. Darling Snow is an exception. You'll just have to observe her from afar. Ephron shines the light on each one of these individuals as the spotlight widens slowly, not revealing too much, until the lens is opened full-tilt at the end. She is a master in her hard hitting dialogue and her placement of these characters upon the stage of this story is remarkable. You will laugh out loud at some of the antics, tear up during raw revelations, and express frustration at hopelessness.