The Hills of Tuscany

The Hills of Tuscany

A New Life in An Old Land

eBook - 2010
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"Titanic in potential appeal . . . the Mátés do something rare; they go native."—Washington PostThis hilarious, international bestseller is a true-life adventure of a New York City couple moving to Tuscany.Ferenc Máté's enthusiastic prose is infectious. He brings to life the real Tuscany: the contadini neighbors, country life—the harvest, grape, and olive picking, wine making, mushroom hunting, woodcutting—the holidays, and of course the never-ending, mouthwatering meals.
Publisher: 2010.
ISBN: 9780920256725
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC RESOURCE
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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WVMLStaffPicks Nov 20, 2014

Mate writes with sensuous imagery, love and appreciation of the joys of finding his dream house, feasting with neighbours and discovering himself a native in this foreign land. If you love life, a must read.

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Apr 22, 2011

This was the first travel lit book I read, and I've been hooked ever since. It's a funny, touching, beautiful story of relocating to rural Italy, hunting for the perfect house, restoring it, and getting to know the neighbors. Hilarious anecdotes about home repairs, helping out with haying and harvesting grapes, getting to know the surrounding area, and of course, some great "lost in translation" bits that happen to anyone learning another language.

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