book review

5 Books on Italy to Read this Spring

No matter how busy I am, I always have a book or two going on in the background. And one out of the two will be a book on Italy. Predictable much?? I also re-read a lot of my favorite books. Do you?? For instance, recently I re-read Italo Calvino’s If on a Winter’s Night […]

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#BooksOnItaly: Contemporary and Travel

Have you read these books based in Italy?? Only in Naples by Katherine Wilson: Believe it or not, even after many trips to Italy, I haven’t been to Naples. After reading this book (and the Elena Ferrante series) I realize how much the city has to offer. Only in Naples is an honest account of […]

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Colors of Naples and the Amalfi Coast by Margie Miklas

The month to be grateful continues. One person who I am most thankful for and who instantly comes to my mind for my Italian sojourns is Margie Miklas. A fellow Italophilie and author of 2 novels and a coffee table book, Margie is my confidante and guide. I chanced upon Margie’s blog about 2.5 years back while […]

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Jhumpa Lahiri’s ‘In Other Words’ & A Language That Touched My Soul

Jhumpa Lahiri’s “In Other Words” is a beautiful memoir of studying the Italian language! Since I am learning Italian I could relate to many of the things she mentions in the book…It is almost unbelievable yet true that there were parts of the book where it seemed as if she was talking about my experience of learning the language […]

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