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Author Van der Leun, Justine.

Title Marcus of Umbria : what an Italian dog taught an American girl about love / Justine van der Leun.

Publication Info. Emmaus, Pa. : Rodale, [2010]


Location Call No. Status
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  B VAN DER LEUN, JUSTINE    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  814.54 VAN DER LEUN    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  945.6 V26    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  B-VAN DER LEUN, J.    Check Shelf
Description 218 pages ; 22 cm
Summary Tired of laboring in city cubicles, the author 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... The result is a rich, comic, and unconventional portrait about learning to live and love in the most unexpected ways.
Subject Van der Leun, Justine.
Van der Leun, Justine -- Relations with men.
Americans -- Italy -- Umbria -- Biography.
Dogs -- Italy -- Umbria.
Human-animal relationships -- Italy -- Case studies.
Man-woman relationships -- Italy -- Case studies.
Umbria (Italy) -- Biography.
Collelungo (Italy) -- Biography.
Umbria (Italy) -- Social life and customs.
Collelungo (Italy) -- Social life and customs.
ISBN 9781605299600 alkaline paper
160529960X alkaline paper
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