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“No steps on the snow” is now a papery book!


The wonderful news of this hot month of July is that my English Edition “No steps on the snow”(New Edition) is now a papery book, immediately available all over the world! It is a dream that comes true for me. This book is the English edition of “Nessun segno sulla neve”, the first one I wrote. In its Italian edition this psychological thriller, with great emotional impact, won the National Literary Award Circe 2013, and was successfully presented in the most important Italian book fairs, such as Modena Literary Fair and the Rome Piùlibripiùliberi Book Fair. It got the best five stars reviews from critics and readers.

It was also chosen by the Rome City Hall for a cultural event of the Roman Summer and presented in the gardens of Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome, during an unforgettable summer evening, while at the piano a music director played, near the Tiber river and under the stars, all the songs that I recalled in the book.  “No steps on the snow” was published in three successful Italian editions and inserted in two editorial collections Beyond the City and Innocent Crimes. It is distributed in UK by Abe Books, Gloucester, assessed with five stars review and it is listed at the Italian & European Bookshop, in London. It climbed the Amazon Best Sellers list in USA, Japan, Germany and Italy.

SOMETHING MORE ABOUT “NO STEPS ON THE SNOW”

This book was my first experience. I started writing it in a very particular moment. In fact, working, following my children, my husband and the house, I never had time to sit and write what I had in mind. Unfortunately, in 2008, an accident occurred to me, that left me in bed, motionless, for almost two months. The only hand I could move was the left one. And with this hand I started writing the book. I was alone many hours, everybody was at work or at school, and from my house my glance could caress the Mediterranean Sea. Words and thoughts came easily to fill this story. Italian literary critics defined this book  The one written with the left hand, the hand of the heart…

If you prefer reading a papery book, smelling its scent and save it for ever in your shelf, you can purchase “No steps on the snow”(New Edition) in every Amazon Store. Now you can find it also in paperback, requiring the delivery comfortably at home or at the easier delivery spot .

To celebrate the event of the book release in the papery edition, from July 11th to 15th “No steps on the snow”, in the e-book version, will be in free promotion. Don’t miss it!

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LA PAROLA AI LETTORI

La recensione di un lettore o di un critico letterario?


“UNA MORTE SOLA NON BASTA è un romanzo corposo, intenso, ricco di personaggi e di vicende. La narrazione ci porta subito indietro nel tempo e ci immerge con forza nell’atmosfera grigia degli anni cinquanta, molto  simile a quella che percepiamo nei documentari consunti dell’epoca, metafora di una realtà che ancora brucia per le ferite della guerra appena conclusa. Ecco davanti al lettore le case diroccate dai bombardamenti, la miseria che coinvolge tutte le classi sociali, la gente che fatica a riprendersi dalle violenze subite, dallo stupro morale collettivo. Questo ritorno malinconico al passato incomincia proprio da quell’ospedale Forlanini che, con la sua architettura squadrata e “pubblica”, con i suoi cameroni, ci induce a perdere quell’intimità col nostro corpo, così come la malattia devastante cui fa riferimento. Qui avviene l’incontro e l’inizio di due storie diverse ma simili, quella di Ilaria e quella di Michela, due bambine, di cui la seconda appena nata.  Negli  avvenimenti successivi infatti le due protagoniste si perderanno di vista e vivranno vicende lontane l’una dall’altra, ma accomunate dalla sofferenza di un’infanzia derubata di tutta la sua poesia, di un’innocenza tradita e violentata anche nel senso letterale del termine. L’autrice propone in modo simmetrico ed equilibrato le due storie, che prima di convergere in un’unica storia, vengono sempre più ad impregnarsi del male, di quel male vigliacco, che colpisce i deboli, gli innocenti, nella loro intimità, difficile all’inizio da decifrare. E’ il male che abita nascosto nel silenzio delle mura domestiche e diventa poi il linguaggio di un rapporto familiare distorto ancora più lacerante perché soffocato dalla paura e dalla vergogna, ancora più crudo perché inflitto proprio da chi dovrebbe volere il bene. E’ il male come desiderio, come voluttà, come libidine, anche se abietta. E’ il male come ingiustificabile rivincita sulle frustrazioni. Daniela Alibrandi, affronta questa tematica “difficile” con la forza persuasiva e l’equilibrio della grande scrittrice. E alla fine ci presenta il male, come reazione al male, come catarsi. Un mondo intenso, raccontato in tutte le lingue, e spesso pervaso dalla rassegnazione. Ma il linguaggio crudo degli ultimi momenti di vita si apre all’improvviso nella poesia pura “s’illumina d’immenso”. Allora la morte, per l’innocente che la subisce, diventa la liberazione del corpo imprigionato in una vita grama  e rassegnata. La morte come luce e resurrezione,  come evento salvifico, in una escatologia per così dire  “immanente”. Mentre nei riguardi di chi ha compiuto il male, la morte è il termine di una parabola giustizialista e non c’è luce. In questo caso il male, costruito a tavolino, ha una sua finalità e la vittima lo subisce con le stesse modalità con cui lo ha inflitto. Ed ecco che alla fine balza evidente il significato del titolo: UNA MORTE SOLA NON BASTA.”

Bruno Brundisini

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THE ENGLISH EDITIONS - Edizioni Inglesi

Le mie edizioni inglesi – My English editions


E’ una grande soddisfazione vedere i propri lavori tradotti in altre lingue, e ancora più grande è l’emozione nel constatare che i lettori di altri Paesi li apprezzano e amano. Purtroppo non è ancora possibile, nel mio caso, affidare i miei libri a una distribuzione in forma cartacea ma, grazie ai social network e ai negozi online, primo tra tutti Amazon, i miei libri sono diffusi e conosciuti anche all’estero.

E’ così che “No Steps On The Snow”, edizione inglese di “Nessun segno sulla neve”, ha ottenuto recensioni a cinque stelle ed è salito anche sul podio dei Best Seller di Amazon America. Nell’estate del 2015 cinquanta blog letterari statunitensi hanno parlato del libro.

Anche “A Shadow On Merrimack River”, edizione inglese di “Un’ombra sul fiume Merrimack”, ha ottenuto recensioni a cinque stelle ed è stato pubblicizzato negli Stati Uniti dalla Goddess & Fish Promotions.

L’antologia “Echoes Of The Soul”, edizione inglese di “I doni della mente”, è in ordine di tempo l’ultima edizione inglese e sta muovendo i primi passi nel panorama letterario estero.

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These are my English editions, I love them and I am proud of the five stars review that I had by my readers abroad and by many literary blogs…Thank You All!!!!

Please visit the page dedicated to each book and read their stories and where to find them.

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NO STEPS ON THE SNOW (Nessun segno sulla neve))

NO STEPS ON THE SNOW – The book and the reviews


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THE BOOK

NATIONAL LITERARY AWARD “CIRCE 2013”- A psychological thriller that starts nowadays, but deepens its roots in 1968, during the student protest in Rome. THE PLOT:Francesco, a brilliant middle-aged oncologist signs in a social network while surfing the Internet. He bumps into the profile of the girl he was desperately in love with during High School ‘68, when a horrible homicide happened and the guilty was never to be found. His destiny intertwines in an unpredictable way with that of the girl, now a mature woman. Desperate passions and deep loves of a generation belonging to the past. A thriller that leads to a stunning end.

The book is in catalogue at the Italian & European Bookshop in London.

Where to find it:

In the following link, where you can read the preview, and on Amazon stores all world wide.

THE REVIEWS

By DOMENICO DI BASILIO

It is with a contrast that No Steps on the Snow, by Daniela Alibrandi, begins. A father, Francesco, finds an old love flame on Facebook he had never forgotten even if not reciprocated by her at that time. A father who lives in an age where he feels unadequate and needs the help of his son to manage sailing in the Internet. But it’s not only this. There is an episode unresolved occurred in the “years of lead”, when boys and girls, also if revolutionary, tried to live their age amusing themselves, experiencing love and trying to change things. A homicide which had not been given a guilty, that had remained dormant since our protagonist relives the past. And he reminds those years with nostalgia, remembering his old love, now a woman who falls powerfully in his present life. The pace changes so quickly as to leave no breath. Calm, thoughtful and at once pressing and exciting. Indeed a slice of life lived as a main plot pulls the strings of the narrative, but never too hidden, there is this aura of thriller that makes reading the most exciting it could be. The striking thing that I always appreciate in any written, is the ability of the author to immerse the reader in the story and to make him imagine a background, a landscape and the situations described as if it were a scene from a movie. I think that No Steps on the Snow may very well be put in place as an Italian Thriller, with all the elements to keep viewers glued to the screen, having done the same with readers.I feel really to recommend it because there are many good books for luck, but good books that you’ll always remember are more difficult to find…and this one will be not easily forgotte.

By VABOND VAHN

Wow. This novels provides a multi-dimensional experience. I approach this novel and review as a man fascinated with languages and the hurdles forced by translating not only to another language, but to another culture. What I have to say is said from the perspective of an individual who has lived in another country, visited ten, has spoken a few languages through the course of his life; I write from the perspective of one who is not daunted by the act of translating the meaning of a sentence that despite being presented in English, was obviously written by a non-native speaker. This novel was written by an Italian author and I could tell while reading it that it was well composed – in it’s original language. I am providing a review that does not consider the burdens of translation to be detrimental – rather is setting that aside, and proceeding to review the story itself; and what a story it is.

I’m not big on romance novels. I am, however, big on psychological thrillers – this book claims to be both. So it was with a somewhat detached interest that I approached a novel that for all intents and purposes begins as a romance. Thankfully it is not a traditional romance – what kept me going was my fascination with the psychology behind the main character – a man named Francesco for whom infidelity is simply his natural state and he embraces it; a man who has mastered deception and yet does not utilize the skills out of malice or spite. He is perhaps a bit of a sociopath but not so far removed as to be unlikable as a protagonist. He loves his wife, he loves his family, and he loves leading his double life. As a man myself I cannot justify his actions, yet I also kept reading. Should infidelity in a main character be a problem for the reader, I recommend they continue to push through.

The ending is worth it.

By BILLY SNYDER 

Daniela Alibrandi is an accomplished writer with established credentials. In “No Steps
on the Snow” she knows of what she writes – Rome, Italian men, marriage, infidelity,
and Italian student riots.

The book is a psychological thriller written from the POV of Francesco, an Italian doctor,
with a life that is the envy of any man who wants a loving wife, loving children and a
loving mistress. But as many other men in mid-life he wants something more so he goes
to the Internet in search of an old flame from his days as a student.

Why with a perfect life like his would he seek out Milena? Passion. His marriage lacks it
and he’s the primary reason. Milena has been the passion in his life. He was thwarted in
his desire as a student because Milena was in love with a student revolutionary. Her
lover was murdered the same night she was attacked by Nuccio, Franceso’s best friend,
in a plot Francesco put together with Nuccio.

Francesco shows himself to be a loving husband and father manipulating his wife and
children so that his life can be lived precisely the way he wants it. He wants Milena and
he gets her to agree to meet for coffee. They begin a torrid affair that leads Francesco
to consider giving everything up for life with the only woman he’s really loved. As a
reader I found myself questioning if Francesco could love anyone with an ego as
dominant as his.

He orchestrates a Christmas family vacation as part of his marriage breakup so that
they can be together to say farewell. Milena and Francesco come together but in the
end their mutual passion leads to an unexpected end.

Ms. Alibrandi has written a multi-dimensional book narrated by an Italian male who is a
master in the art of deception. The challenge he faces is how to avoid deceiving himself.
Bravo Ms. Alibrandi.
5 STARS – Bill Snyder

 

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LA PAROLA AI LETTORI, LE NEWS

“Nessun segno sulla neve”, la recensione di Bruno Brundisini


E’ un grande piacere per me pubblicare la recensione a cinque stelle di Bruno Brundisini, un autore che ringrazio molto. “Nessun segno sulla neve“, il mio primo libro, quello che dalla critica è stato definito Il libro scritto con la mano sinistra, quella del cuore, viene analizzato nella recensione in modo profondo e completo. Brundisini è riuscito a coglierne le molte sfumature, rendendole palpabili e palpitanti, traducendole in tangibili emozioni.

“Il romanzo NESSUN SEGNO SULLA NEVE è un thriller ambientato a Roma e nelle vicinanze che ha come protagonista un medico oncologo. La narrazione parte dai nostri giorni per poi andare agli anni sessanta, quelli della contestazione studentesca, facendo il giro di boa intorno ad un delitto allora non risolto. In un ritmo narrativo sempre più serrato si arriva di nuovo ai nostri giorni con un finale ricco di colpi di scena e del tutto imprevedibile. L’autrice, con grande maestria, scava nella psicologia dei personaggi, soprattutto del protagonista. La narrazione,che nei primi capitoli si sofferma sulla quotidianità ed ipocrisia di una famiglia borghese di oggi e poi sulla contestazione studentesca del’68, nelle pagine finali diventa cruda, perentoria, scandagliando con severità la straziante realtà del male e del crimine. Un romanzo assolutamente coinvolgente, in cui il lettore entra in maniera piena dall’inizio all’ultima parola, tanto pervaso da brividi ed emozioni da non volerne uscire più. Lo consiglio vivamente al lettore esigente, amante delle sensazioni forti.”

Grazie Bruno!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LE NEWS

No steps on the snow (New Edition) in Free Promotion (January 14th to 18th)


A GREAT FREE PROMOTION FROM JANUARY 14th to 18th

NATIONAL LITERARY AWARD “CIRCE 2013”- A psychological thriller that starts nowadays, but deepens its roots in 1968, during the student protest in Rome. THE PLOT:Francesco, a brilliant middle-aged oncologist signs in a social network while surfing the Internet. He bumps into the profile of the girl he was desperately in love with during High School ‘68, when a horrible homicide happened and the guilty was never to be found. His destiny intertwines in an unpredictable way with that of the girl, now a mature woman. Desperate passions and deep loves of a generation belonging to the past. A thriller that leads to a stunning end.

Review by Di Basilio                     cinquejpg

……I think that No Steps on the Snow may very well be put in place as an Italian Thriller, with all the elements to keep viewers glued to the screen, having done the same with readers. I feel really to recommend it because there are many good books for luck, but good books that you’ll always remember are more difficult to find…and this one will be not easily forgotten

Review by Vagabond Vahn

……There is so much I cannot say without ruining the ending, so let me leave it at this: I didn’t see it coming. If you’ve seen the movie Audition by Japanese director Takashi Miike, you know how easy it is to follow the flow of a story and then get hit with a brick in the face as the truth comes out. That happens in No Steps On The Snow, and was well worth my time.

Review by Billy Sneider

…Ms. Alibrandi has written a multi-dimensional book narrated by an Italian male who is a
master in the art of deception. The challenge he faces is how to avoid deceiving himself.
Bravo Ms. Alibrandi.

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“Nessun segno sulla neve” tra i primi Best Seller di Amazon Italia, Francia e Giappone


“Nessun segno sulla neve” al secondo posto dei Best Seller Gialli e Thriller e al numero nove del negozio kindle store free di Amazon Italia! Da stasera è anche primo in Francia e terzo in Giappone! Resta solo domani, 5 novembre, per approfittare della promozione gratuita… e ricordate che il dono più bello per un autore è la RECENSIONE DEL LETTORE!

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