The Miracles of Santo Fico by D. L. Smith

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A magical story of love...and miracles After twenty years, Leo Pizzola has come back to the Tuscan village of Santo Fico, still single and still looking for a way to get rich. The town is as poor as it was when Leo left, yet some things have changed. Of Leo's childhood companions, only little Guido, whom everyone calls "Topo," embraces him. His best friend is long dead. The woman he once adored refuses to talk to him. And, worst of all, the kindly old town priest seems to have lost his faith. Perhaps what Santo Fico needs is a miracle-even if Leo and Topo have to manufacture one themselves. Now, as one botched scheme after another unravels, something completely unexpected happens, and wonders indeed begin to transform this Italian town, including the greatest miracle of all... Published around the world, this debut novel sparkles with the Italian spirit and emotions that will dance off the page and into your heart.
 

About D. L. Smith

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D.L. SMITH is an award-winning playwright and professor in the Theater Arts Department of Southern Oregon University. THE MIRACLES OF SANTO FICO is his first novel. He lives in Oregon with his wife and two sons.
 
Published September 3, 2007 by Grand Central Publishing. 378 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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He invariably steers the tourists to the hotel run by his old love Marta Fortito, though she refuses to speak to Leo and only lets him set foot in her bar when he brings customers.

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Smith chronicles a series of romantic and religious shenanigans in his debut novel, a pleasant but meandering affair set in the tiny Italian village of Santo Fico, where residents capitalize on the local tourist trade by diverting buses to a religious fresco depicting the miracles of St. Thomas.

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Santo Fico is located in a Tuscan village where Leo Pizzola must return after the death of his father.

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When his relationship with Marta Fortino ended with her marrying someone else, Leo Pizzola left for Chicago to make his fortune and find many women.

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