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The Resource Murder in Matera : a true story of passion, family, and forgiveness in Southern Italy

Murder in Matera : a true story of passion, family, and forgiveness in Southern Italy

Label
Murder in Matera : a true story of passion, family, and forgiveness in Southern Italy
Title
Murder in Matera
Title remainder
a true story of passion, family, and forgiveness in Southern Italy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Since childhood, Helene Stapinski heard lurid tales about her great-great-grandmother, Vita. In Southern Italy, she was a loose woman who had murdered someone. Immigrating to America with three children, she lost one along the way. Helene's youthful obsession with Vita deepened as she grew up, eventually propelling the journalist to Italy, where, with her own children in tow, she pursued the story, determined to set the record straight. Finding answers would take Helene ten years and numerous trips to Basilicata, the rural "instep" of Italy's boot--a mountainous land rife with criminals, superstitions, old-world customs, and desperate poverty. Though false leads sent her down blind alleys, Helene's dogged search, aided by a few lucky--even miraculous--breaks and a group of colorful local characters, led her to the truth. Yes, the family tales she'd heard were true: there had been a murder in Helene's family, a killing that roiled 1870s Italy. But the identities of the killer and victim weren't who she thought they were. In revisiting events that happened more than a century before, Helene came to another stunning realization--she wasn't who she thought she was, either. Weaving Helene's own story of discovery with the tragic tale of Vita's life, Murder in Matera is a literary whodunit and a moving tale of self-discovery that brings into focus a long ago tragedy in a little-known region remarkable for its stunning sunny beauty and dark buried secrets
Cataloging source
BLACP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stapinski, Helene
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not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
other
Music parts
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women murderers
  • Murder
  • Family secrets
  • Audiobooks
  • Basilicata (Italy)
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Murder in Matera : a true story of passion, family, and forgiveness in Southern Italy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged
Extent
7 audio discs
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781538418628
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
ZEc7w4
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
unknown
System control number
  • (OCoLC)969975632
  • (OCoLC)ocn969975632
  • 542757
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Murder in Matera : a true story of passion, family, and forgiveness in Southern Italy
Publication
Copyright
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged
Extent
7 audio discs
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781538418628
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
ZEc7w4
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
unknown
System control number
  • (OCoLC)969975632
  • (OCoLC)ocn969975632
  • 542757
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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