Marcus of Umbria: What an Italian Dog Taught an American Girl About Love (Hardcover)

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ITEM#: 12110325

Justine van der Leun has written for various publications, including O, The Oprah Magazine, The New York Observer, Marie Claire, and The Bark. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Marcus of Umbria by Justine van der Leun
Tired of laboring in city cubicles, Justine van der Leun sublets her studio apartment, leaves her magazine job, and moves to Collelungo, Italy, population: 200. There, in the ancient city center of a historic Umbrian village, she sets up house with the handsome local gardener she met on vacation only weeks earlier. This impulsive decision launches an eye-opening series of misadventures when village life and romance turn out to be radically different from what she had imagined. Love lost with the gardener is found instead with Marcus, an abandoned English pointer that she rescues. With Marcus by her side, Justine discovers the bliss and hardship of living in the countryside: herding sheep, tending to wild horses, picking olives with her adopted Italian family, and trying her best to learn the regional dialect. Not quite up to wild boar hunting, no good at gathering mushrooms, and no mamma when it comes to making pasta, she never quite fits in with the locals who, despite their differences, take her in as one of their own. The result is a rich, comic, and unconventional portrait about learning to live and love in the most unexpected ways.

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ISBN 9781605299600
Genre BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Format Hardcover
Pages 218
Publisher Date 2010-06-08 00:00:00.0
Publisher Rodale Pr
Copyright Year 2010
Height 8.5 in
Wdth 6.0 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 0.85 lb
Language English
Subtitle What an Italian Dog Taught an American Girl About Love
Audience General/trade
Authors van der Leun, Justine
Country of Origin United States

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