By Authors in Pajamas

Italy is in our hearts and minds this spring. Enjoy your own virtual visit or rekindle old memories with these nonfiction and fiction titles about a place that has inspired travelers' passions for centuries.

La Dolce Vita University: An Unconventional Guide to Italian Culture from A to Z

Carla Gambescia

$19.99 $18.39

Carla Gambescia has toured every region of Italy and is a frequent presenter who delights in sharing history, facts about food and wine, trivia and more in a light, interactive Q&A format. Pair with gelato, red wine or whatever your members desire. Book clubs please contact [email protected]

The Detour

Andromeda Romano-Lax


AiP founder Romano-Lax's THE DETOUR was inspired by the classical statue "The Discus Thriller," a work of art that obsessed Hitler. Her second novel, set in 1938 Italy and Munich, explores themes of art, love, identity and responsibility in times of crisis. Book clubs, please contact [email protected]

The Italian Party

Christina Lynch

$17.99 $16.55

Christina Lynch, now based in California, lived in Milan and spent four years in Tuscany prior to writing this glamorous and funny page-turner. Book clubs, please contact [email protected]

Beyond the Ghetto Gates

Michelle Cameron

$16.95 $15.59

Michelle finds it ironic that she's releasing this novel about a community being locked inside now, when we're all, in fact, locked inside. Book clubs, please contact the author via her website at

The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna

Juliet Grames

$27.99 $25.19

Juliet Grames did deep research in Italy, land of her ancestors, to craft this moving debut novel. Her author website features a mini-cookbook, discussion guide, and even a Stella family tree. Avail PB April 28. Book clubs, please use her contact page at

How Fires End

Marco Rafala

$14.95 $13.75

Marco RafalĂ 's debut novel about war-time secrets that erupt decades later has been called a remarkable intergenerational novel and a quintessential Italian-American tale. The author is a first-generation Sicilian American, novelist, musician, and writer for award-winning tabletop role-playing games. Book clubs please contact [email protected]

To book your virtual book club chat, contact author directly with "Authors in PJs Book Chat Request" in subject line. Specify one or more potential meeting dates and platform (Zoom or other) for communication. Some authors may already be booked. Good luck and enjoy!