Books Love & War in the Apennines by Eric Newby Paperback, 276 pages, Lonely Planet, List Price: $14.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleLove & War in the ApenninesAuthorEric Newby Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Genres: Travel Nonfiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Love & War in the Apennines You Must Read This Avanti! Author Finds Italy Between 'Love And War' January 22, 2010 When author Simon Mawer wants a piece of Italy that millions of visitors to the country never dream exists, he opens up Eric Newby's novel. Filled with grit and passion so evocative you can smell the air, the story is almost as good as a plane ticket.