Coming August 4, 2020, from Grand Central Publishing
Experience the epic life story of Anita Garibaldi, the courageous, headstrong revolutionary who fought for freedom and self-determination in 19th-century Brazil, Uruguay, and Italy — and had one of the most passionate love affairs in history.
Destiny toys with us all, but Anita Garibaldi is a force to be reckoned with. Forced into marriage at fourteen, Anita feels trapped in a union she does not want. But when she meets the leader of the Brazilian resistance, Giuseppe Garibaldi, in 1839, everything changes.
Swept into a passionate affair with the idolized mercenary, Anita’s life is suddenly consumed by the plight to liberate Southern Brazil — a struggle that would cost thousands of lives and span almost ten bloody years. Little did she know that this first taste of revolution would lead her to cross oceans, traverse continents, and alter the course of her entire life — and the world.
At once an exhilarating adventure and an unforgettable love story, The Woman in Red is a sweeping, illuminating tale of the feminist icon who became one of the most revered historical figures of South America and Italy.
Early Praise for the Woman in Red:
“The Woman in Red is an epic tale of one woman’s fight to take control of her circumstances to create the life of her dreams. Anita Garibaldi is a modern woman in the 19th century who led with her heart despite circumstances so dire, most mortals would give up. Her passionate affair with Giuseppe Garibaldi freed her from a provincial life into one of passion, danger and purpose. Ms. Giovinazzo has crafted a spectacular story in this stunning debut.”
–Adriana Trigiani, New York Times bestselling author of Tony’s Wife and The Shoemaker’s Wife
“Anita Garibaldi is exactly the kind of courageous woman whose astonishing story of defiance and dedication — to freedom and to her passions — I’ve been craving. Told in her bold and unflinching voice, The Woman in Red by Diana Giovinazzo brings this brazen, complex woman — and the man she fought beside — vividly to life.”
–Erin Lindsay McCabe, USA Today bestselling author of I Shall Be Near To You
“Diana Giovinazzo establishes herself as a worthy new voice in historical fiction with this irresistible tale of Anita Garibaldi: firebrand, lover, soldier, mother, revolutionary. Garibaldi isn’t just fierce, she’s ferocious. Her unstoppable energy propels this novel forward through tragedy and triumph, soaring all the way.”
–Greer Macallister, bestselling author of The Magician’s Lie and Woman 99