Skip to Main Content

About The Book

Already an international phenomenon, this utterly engaging novel tells the heart wrenching tale of a nine year old boy who loses his mother and embarks on a quest to understand her death as he grows older.

One snowy New Year’s Eve, nine-year-old Massimo wakes up to a long, anguished cry and the disconcerting image of his father being supported by two strangers. Inexplicably, his mother has disappeared, leaving only a vague trail of perfume in his room and her dressing gown bundled up at the foot of his bed. Where has she gone? Will she ever come back? And will Massimo be able to say he’s sorry after fighting with her the night before?

At turns poignant and funny, Sweet Dreams—already an international sensation—is both the story of a secret that has been kept hidden for forty years and the uplifting tale of a boy who, as he grows into an adult, has to gather the broken pieces of his life and realize that his mother was not the woman he thought she was.

About The Author

Massimo Gramellini is a journalist at La Stampa, where he runs a front-page daily column called “Cuori allo Specchio.” L’ultima Riga Delle Favole is his first novel.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atria Books (April 8, 2014)
  • Length: 288 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781476718613

Browse Related Books

Raves and Reviews

“A tale about losing, loving, [and]’ll find nuggets of wisdom in Gramellini’s experiences.”

– A Bibliophile’s Reverie, blog review

Resources and Downloads

High Resolution Images