Book Pick: Tomato Rhapsody

In this debut tale of sundry literary inspirations, Adam Schell tracesthe fantastic fictional account of how the tomato came to Italy.

Tomato Rhapsody
Author: Adam Schell
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Price: $28.95 (Hardcover)

In this debut tale of sundry literary inspirations, Adam Schell traces the fantastic fictional account of how the tomato came to Italy. In pseudo-Shakespearean fashion, Schell introduces a tiny 16th century Tuscan village and its comic, rhyme-speaking residents. Jewish farmer Davido is given a pass by the village priest to bring the tomato to town, but the fruit quickly becomes a catalyst for controversy. Davido becomes the apple of Catholic Mari’s eye, but love appears forbidden, considering her stepfather is overprotective olive mogul and novel villain Giuseppe. The course of true love never did run smooth, and this couple’s desire is no exception.

 
 
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