September Book of the Month

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This month’s book of the month will be The Italian Teacher by Tom Rachman!

I first found this book from Penguin Random Houses’ Instagram page and absolutely loved the cover and synopsis of the story. I bought mine off of Amazon and I believe the hardcover price was $15.36 if you’re a prime member and $16 for a paperback copy.

Also, if you’re more into audiobooks and podcasts, this book is also featured as an audiobook and is free if you sign up for Amazon’s Audible trial!

I’ll leave a little synopsis below if you’d like to see if this book is as interesting for you as it was for me!


“Rome, 1955. The artists gather for a picture at a party in an ancient villa. Bear Bavinsky, creator of vast canvases, larger than life, is at the center of the picture. His wife, Natalie, edges out of the shot.”

“From the side of the room watches little Pinch – their son. At five years old he loves Bear almost as much as he fears him. After Bear abandons their family, Pinch will still worship him, striving to live up to the Bavinsky name, while Natalie, a ceramicist, cannot hope to be more than a forgotten muse. Trying to burn brightly in his father’s shadow, Pinch’s attempts flicker and die. Yet by the end of a career of twists and compromises, Pinch will enact an unexpected rebellion that will leave forever his mark upon the Bear Bavinsky legacy.”