From These Broken Streets

From These Broken Streets

Roland Merullo, bestselling author of Once Night Falls, returns with a galvanizing historical novel of Nazi-occupied Naples and the rage and resistance of a people under siege.

Italy, 1943. The Nazi occupation has cemented its grip on the devastated city of Naples.

Giuseppe DiPietra, a curator in the National Archives, has a subversive plan to aid the Allies. If he’s discovered, forced labor or swift execution. Lucia Pastone, secretary for the Italian Fascist government, is risking her own life in secret defiance of orders. And Lucia’s father, Aldo, is a black marketeer who draws Giuseppe and Lucia into the underworld—for their protection and to help plant the seeds of resistance. Their fates are soon intertwined with those of Aldo’s devoted lover and a boy of the streets who’ll do anything to live another day. And all of Naples is about to join forces to overcome impossible odds and repel the Nazi occupiers.

Inspired by a true historic uprising, From These Broken Streets is a richly layered novel of the extraordinary daring of ordinary people whose bonds of love, family, and unfaltering courage could not be broken.

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    From These Broken Streets Reviews

  • Guylou (Two Dogs and a Book)

    📚 Hello Book Friends! FROM THESE BROKEN STREETS by Roland Merullo was an intense, edge-of-your-seat historical account of the Four Days of Naples which took place in 1943. It is a story of courage,...

  • Sarah-Hope

    Roland Merullo's From These Broken Streets offers a novelization of an interesting episode during WWII. After the execution of Mussolini, the figurehead king from those years negotiated the surrender ...

  • David Canford

    This novel didn’t really grab me. It’s about the end of the German occupation of Naples and the fight back by the locals so the subject matter is interesting. The writing was good but the story li...

  • Lori

    Set in World War II Naples, an archivist (Giuseppe) comes up with a plan to aid the Allies. He and Lucia, a secretary, go underground with the aid of of her father, risking much, to help overthrown Fa...

  • Leah

    A fictional account of the Four Days of Naples, From These Broken Streets intertwines the stories of five (fictional) Neapolitan citizens who each played a significant role in the success of the upris...

  • Paws with a Book

    Set in Naples, this piece of historical fiction centres on the ‘Four Days of Naples’, which was a four day uprising of Naples against the Nazi occupancy, which I must admit I hadn’t heard of pri...

  • Courtni K

    I appreciated the depth of character given to all the main players in this historical fiction book about the WWII uprising in Naples, Italy. Though much happens, the timeline of the book is condensed ...

  • Oceantide74

    A bit choppy with too many POVs which lended to not the best character development. However, any story (especially true ones) that fight against the Nazi and win is a good one! ...

  • Debbie

    was unaware of these 4 days in Naples (neither was hubby who is a history buff)....another Holocaustnightmare....

  • Marlowe01247

    I had the privilege of receiving an advance copy of From These Broken Streets. Here’s what I think of it.This is one of Merullo's best books, a thriller replete with rich characters and stunning act...