For years, guests of the Tuscany Hotel could leave their pasts behind and live among fellow artists. Now guests of a different sort fill the rooms, searching for their memories—no matter the cost.
renowned sculptor Robert Gandy and his wife and muse, Magdalena, the
Tuscany Hotel hosted guests of a certain kind—artists, actors,
scientists, and engineers who left their worries behind so that they
could create their latest masterpieces. Surrounded by lore, the hotel
was rumored to free the mind and inspire artists’ gifts. But tragic
circumstances force Robert and his family to move.
months at war, Vittorio Gandy is haunted by memories, and his former
life is unrecognizable. Once a gifted painter, now he can’t bear the
vivid, bleeding colors on a canvas. His young son doesn’t remember him,
and his wife, Valerie, is scared of him. But the most disconcerting
change is in Vitto’s father, Robert Gandy, who has fallen from being a
larger-than-life sculptor to a man whose mind has been taken by
When Robert steals away in the night, Valerie,
Vitto, and his new acquaintance and fellow veteran John go to the only
place Robert might remember—the now-abandoned Tuscany Hotel. When they
find him there, Robert’s mind is sound and his memories are intact.
long, word gets out that drinking from the fountain at the hotel can
restore the memories of those suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia.
The rooms once again fill up with guests—not artists this time, but
people seeking control over their memories and lives. Vitto desperately
wants to clear his own mind, but as he learns more about his mother’s
life and her tragic death, he begins to wonder whether drinking the
water comes at a price.
A story of father and son, memories lost and found, artists and their muses, Midnight at the Tuscany Hotel explores the mysteries of the mind, the truth behind lore, and the miracle of inspiration.
This book is about family and the things that can happen to said families. Vitto was in the second world war and when he comes home, he finds out his father has Alzheimer's, his son doesn't recognize him and hes scares his wife with his PTSD.
Vitto's father runs off to The Tuscany Hotel as this is the only place he truly remembers. The waters are said to have healing powers. This seems to be true when he drinks from the water and gets better. The once abandoned hotel once again fills up with people from all over when they hear about Randy getting cured.
The book also has Greek Mythology in it which was quite nice.
The story is about many sad things but also finding yourself. I think a lot of people will get something out of this book.
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