I can't believe this book was based on true events!
It is set in post WWII Italy about poor children sent to live with families.
The war devasated Italy and 7 year old Amerigo lives with his mother in Naples. One day, he learns of a train that will take him to a much better place.
Once there, he adapts to his new place and new family. He wants to play instruments.
Next, we are 50 years later and Amerigo is talking to his late mother. I loved the grown up voice of Amerigo. He is such a moving and memorable character. This is a story I will not forget.
I love Historical Fiction and I always enjoy reading different aspects of WWII and this certainly provided a different perspective.