A dynamic conclusion to Paul Salsini's Tuscan trilogy of historical fiction, Dino's Story: A Novel of 1960s Tuscany is a tale of the young boy, Dino Sporenza, who we watch grow up throughout the series. The trilogy opens during World War II with The Cielo: A Novel of Wartime Tuscany, a convincing account of the inhabitants of Sant'Antonio (in reality, San Martino in Freddana, a small town in the province of Lucca). Ordered by the Germans to leave their village, they take refuge in nearby farmhouses in the hills as troops pillage Sant'Antonio and kill the townspeople. The second book, Sparrow's Revenge: A Novel of Postwar Tuscany, tells the story of a partisan's redemption 10 years after his loved ones were victims of a Nazi-run massacre. An awkward, quiet preteen in this book, Dino learns the art of forgiveness.