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Italy, the 90s. What does it take to be happy? Not a man, like disillusioned Biotech student Leda found out. When she finally figures out happiness, an irrational crush threatens her hard-found balance. Yet, even the darkest soul has a tiny hope for redemption . . .
What does it take to be happy?
Italy, the 1990s. Strong-headed, sarcastic, nineteen-year-old Leda Balni enrolls into a Biotech major and fights for her independence in a male dominated profession. Disillusioned with religion and relationships, Leda starts a quest to find meaning in her life in a whirlwind of Vespa adventures, college exams, 1990s rock, philosophy, science, and chemistry—both the inorganic and the sizzling kind.
Leda finds her hard-sought happiness through a moving process of trial and error, but her newfound balance is put to the test when a crush on the worst possible guy turns her brain to mush. Yet nothing is what it seems, and as Leda faces her fears, she discovers that even the darkest soul has a tiny hope for redemption . . .
Landscapes from Florence, Milan, Padua, and Garda Lake add to this witty, introspective novel, inspiring women of all ages to be their strong and brave true selves. If you are looking for entertainment and solid life advice—this is it.
**Finding Leda is the first book in The Sonder Series. It is self-standing and directed at an adult audience, though suitable for teens, but there are references to Leda’s previous adventures narrated in The Italian Saga, a 4-novel YA series about Leda’s childhood. **
** The books are a fictionalized memoir based on the life of author GB Amman, a novelist and molecular biologist born and raised in Italy. The science in the book is explained in lay terms but is accurate.**