A Thousand Days in Venice: An Unexpected Romance
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 Ňthe stranger,Ó as she calls Fernando.
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PROLOGUE Venice 1989
1 Signora the Telephone Is for You
2 Theres a Venetian in My Bed
3 Why Shouldnt I Go and Live on the Fringes of an Adriatic Lagoon with a BlueberryEyed Stranger?
4 Did It Ever Happen to You?
5 Savonarola Could Have Lived Here
6 If I Could Give Venice to You for a Single Hour It Would Be This Hour
7 That Lush Moment Just Before Ripeness
10 I Knew a Woman I Knew a Man
11 Ah Cara Mia in Six Months Everything Can Change in Italy
12 A White Wool Dress Flounced in Twelve Inches of Mongolian Lamb
13 Here Comes the Bride
14 I Just Wanted to Surprise You
15 The Return of Mr Quicksilver
16 Ten Red Tickets
FOOD FOR A STRANGER Recipes
8 Everyone Cares How They Are Judged
9 Have You Understood that These Are the Earths Most Beautiful Tomatoes?