Books by Michael F. Moore

THE ANIMAL GAZER by Edgardo Franzosini
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"A moody, impressionistic, and strangely engaging work."
This spare historical novel draws on the brief life of Italian artist Rembrandt Bugatti, who specialized in sculptures of animals. Read full book review >
LOST WORDS by Nicola Gardini
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"A gentle, bittersweet, tragicomic rite-of-passage novel translated into lively English by Moore."
A boy comes of age in a chaotic building in chaotic early-1970s Milan. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"While more historical context would be useful, this is a provocative work of dogged investigative research."
An investigative report of the current pope's "revolution" to reform Vatican finances. Read full book review >
AGOSTINO by Alberto Moravia
Released: July 8, 2014

"Perceptive and razor-sharp insights into the agony of adolescence."
Originally published in 1945, this novel about the loss of innocence shines in a new translation. Read full book review >
QUIET CHAOS by Sandro Veronesi
Released: April 12, 2011

"Veronesi's point, that Pietro is no crazier than anybody else in a world that has lost its bearings, is made sympathetically but at too great length. "
Your wife dies suddenly. You're left with your little girl. Now what? The Italian Veronesi (The Force of the Past, 2003, etc.) explores a widower's eccentric behavior in his prize-winning eighth novel, later an art-house movie. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Sharp intellect in service of moral vision."
Reasserting Europe's Christian identity and rebutting modern moral relativism, Rome packs a formidable punch. Read full book review >
THREE HORSES by Erri De Luca
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Delicious, frivolous and occasionally ludicrous."
A keenly romantic tale of loss and solace from Italian novelist de Luca (God's Mountain, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >