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A Thousand Days in Venice (Ballantine Readers Circle)
A Thousand Days in Venice (Ballantine Readers Circle) by Marlena de Blasi 0345457641 9780345457646
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A Thousand Days in Venice (Ballantine Readers Circle) by Marlena de Blasi

He saw her across the Piazza San Marco and fell in love from afar. When he sees her again in a Venice caf a year later, he knows it is fate. He knows little English; and she, a divorced American chef, speaks only food-based Italian. Marlena thinks she is incapable of intimacy, that her heart has lost its capacity for romantic love. But within months of their first meeting, she has packed up her house in St. Louis to marry Fernandothe stranger, as she calls himand live in that achingly lovely city in which they met. Vibrant but vaguely baffled by this bold move, Marlena is overwhelmed by the sheer foreignness of her new home, its rituals and customs. But there are delicious moments when Venice opens up its arms to Marlena. She cooks an American feast of Mississippi caviar, cornbread, and fried onions for the locals . . . and takes the tango she learned in the Poughkeepsie middle school gym to a candlelit trattora near the Rialto Bridge. All the while, she and Fernando, two disparate souls, build an extraordinary life of passion and possibility. Featuring Marlenas own incredible recipes,A Thousand Days in Veniceis the enchanting true story of a woman who opens her heartand falls in love with both a man and a city.

Author: Marlena de Blasi

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 304

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Publication Date: 2003-06-03

Our Price: $4.29

ISBN: 0345457641

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