Books by Marlena de Blasi and Complete Book Reviews

Marlena de Blasi, Author . Algonquin $23.95 (288p) ISBN 978-1-56512-321-2
On a visit to Venice, de Blasi meets a local bank manager who falls in love with her at first sight. After "the stranger" (as she coyly calls him throughout the book) pursues her back to her home in St. Louis, Mo., she agrees to return to...
Marlena de Blasi, Author . Algonquin $23.95 (325p) ISBN 978-1-56512-392-2
From its opening scene of an impromptu alfresco village feast of fried zucchini blossoms, fennel-roasted pork, and pudding made from the cream of a local blue-eyed cow, this memoir of the seasons in a small Tuscan village is rich with food, weather,
Marlena de Blasi, Author . Algonquin $23.95 (317p) ISBN 978-1-56512-473-8
Following A Thousand Days in Venice and A Thousand Days in Tuscany , de Blasi's new book, set in Orvieto, is ostensibly about her effort, with her Italian husband, first to find, then to renovate and at last to move into the ballroom of a...
Marlena de Blasi, Author . Ballantine $24 (283p) ISBN 978-0-345-49765-9
In her fourth Italian memoir (after The Lady in the Palazzo ), American writer de Blasi utilizes her personal narrative as merely bookends for a larger story. In 1995, De Blasi and her Italian husband sought a place to stay in the Sicilian mountains
Marlena de Blasi, Author . Ballantine $25 (318p) ISBN 978-0-345-50734-1
De Blasi, a bestselling memoirist (A Thousand Days in Venice ) and food-writer, makes a solid fiction debut with this poignant tale of an orphan growing up in Europe as it descends into WWII. Amandine Gilberte Noiret de Crécy, an illegitimate
Marlena de Blasi, Author Viking Books $28.95 (304p) ISBN 978-0-670-88384-4
In this follow-up to Regional Foods of Northern Italy, de Blasi covers the savory bottom half of the boot, an area less well-known to American travelers. In an evocative, if sometimes overwrought style, she portrays both places (""The Abruzzo has a...
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