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A Thousand Days in Venice
A Thousand Days in Venice: An Unexpected Romance | Marlena de Blasi
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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 caf 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 didnt even know she was missing.
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erinjohns
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This book made me very hungry...but I wasn't convinced sudden romance or romance at all is a magical thing.

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PolaroidPoet
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Omg.. I love my blanket and books!! We know the swap rules said “1 book,” but she and I chatted before and sent each other the same #. Thank you thank you thank you for these pens. Mine had dried out and they don‘t sell anything like that in Italy. I can‘t wait to read the two books you picked! I love surprise books recommendations. It‘s still freezing temps here so this blanket will be used immediately! Love it all! #blanketandabookswap

BeckyandBooks So glad you like it all! 💕 2y
Kappadeemom I LOVED Behind Her Eyes!!! 2y
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llwheeler
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a bookish first for me today: took a book from one of those free little libraries! I'll be checking my shelves to pick a good one to leave next time.

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travellingthisworld
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Bought this book in Venice and read it while I was there. Magical.