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A Thousand Days in Venice: An Unexpected Romance
by Marlena de Blasi

Published: 2002-06-07
Kindle Edition : 283 pages
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Fernando first sees Marlena across the Piazza San Marco and falls in love from afar. When he sees her again in a Venice café a year later, he knows it is fate. He knows little English; she, a divorced American chef traveling through Italy, speaks only food-based Italian. Marlena thought ...

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Fernando first sees Marlena across the Piazza San Marco and falls in love from afar. When he sees her again in a Venice café a year later, he knows it is fate. He knows little English; she, a divorced American chef traveling through Italy, speaks only food-based Italian. Marlena thought she was done with romantic love, incapable of intimacy. Yet within months of their first meeting, she has quit her job, sold her house in St. Louis, kissed her two grown sons good-bye, and moved to Venice to marry “the stranger,” as she calls Fernando.
This deliciously satisfying memoir is filled with the foods and flavors of Italy and peppered with culinary observations and recipes. But the main course here is an enchanting true story about a woman who falls in love with both a man and a city, and finally finds the home she didn’t even know she was missing.

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by angelk5 (see profile) 09/24/17

 
  "not a fan"by penguinlady (see profile) 08/16/15

I am not a fan of books such as this and several other authors that are being paid to tell their story as they are living it. I don't find it true to form and always end up feeling that the author wasn't... (read more)

 
  "A thousand days in Venice"by Cherypit (see profile) 06/26/15

While I enjoyed the book I always had the feeling the author was embellishing her life. What I found the most interesting were her insights into the cultural differences between North Americans and Italians.... (read more)

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