The Ice-Cream Makers: A Novel

The Ice-Cream Makers: A Novel

by Ernest van der Kwast

Paperback(Reprint)

$16.00
View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Friday, October 25

Overview

In this international bestseller, a poet struggles to decide if he should put his family’s or his own needs first when he returns to Italy help run the ice cream dynasty he left behind years ago in this charming tale perfect for fans of A Man Called Ove.

As the heir to a proud Northern Italian ice-cream dynasty, Giovanni Calamine’s family is none too happy when he decides to break with tradition and travel the world as a notable poet. So when Giovanni receives an unexpected call from his brother, he is faced with a difficult decision: return home to serve in his family’s interests or continue on his own path in life once and for all?

In a heartwarming tale that weaves history with lore and poetry with delicious culinary curiosities, The Ice-Cream Makers paints a century-long, multigenerational portrait of a family wrestling with the conflicting pulls of legacy and desire.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501169830
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 07/24/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Ernest van der Kwast is a Dutch author whose novel Mama Tandoori was an international bestseller.

Read an Excerpt

Melanie Jacobs is in trouble. With three jobs—including running her ranch—and dwindling funds, she's exhausted. Not to mention desperately trying to hide a secret. Unfortunately, her best friend Colton Freeze knows all too well that's something is going on, and he won't give up until he knows exactly what he needs to fix.

Then Colton learns the truth—Melanie's future happiness rests in the fickle hands of fate, and her chances for having a family are shrinking with every passing day. Her only comfort is Colton, but when a heated argument between them turns into an even hotter kiss, the boundaries of their friendship are erased, leaving only a scorching-hot hunger for more.

Every kiss—every touch—is a stolen pleasure. But will their new friends-with-sexy-benefits arrangement bring them closer together, or destroy everything they once shared?

Each book in the Maverick Montana series is STANDALONE:
* Against the Wall
* Under the Covers
* Rising Assets
* Over The Top

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

The Ice-Cream Makers: A Novel 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
whatsbetterthanbooks More than 1 year ago
Poignant, intriguing, and delightfully entertaining! The Ice-Cream Makers is set in both Rotterdam and Northern Italy and is the multi-generational story of the Talamini family and their ice-creaming making dynasty. It centres around two brothers; Giovanni, the oldest who decides to branch out from tradition and lead a life filled with words, festivals, travel, and independence; And Luca the youngest who does what is expected and continues the family business of making ice cream like his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather did before him. The prose is rich and sophisticated. The characters are unique, diligent, and authentic. And the story is ultimately about family, sacrifice, responsibility, guilt, tradition, love, poetry, and ice cream. Overall the Ice-Cream Makers is a well written, fascinating story that reminds us that family legacies can often be a blessing and a curse, that the choices we make often have far-reaching consequences, and that ice cream is the result of mouth-watering ingredients, a complex process, and a lot of hard work.