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New PDF release: At Least You're in Tuscany: A Somewhat Disastrous Quest for

By Jennifer Criswell

unending fields of flame-like poppies. Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. The candy, rhythmic chime of church bells.

Months upon months of unemployment? suffering to speak with locals? Duvets frozen at the clothesline?

Jennifer Criswell's circulation from big apple urban to Tuscany used to be no longer purported to move like this. She had predicted lazy mornings sipping coffee whereas penning a best-selling novel and jovial staff dinners, similar to within the video clips and books approximately expatriate lifestyles in Italy.

Then she met truth: no paintings, consistent struggles with Italian forms to assert citizenship via her ancestors, and maybe worst of all, turning into the debate of the city after her torrid affair with a neighborhood fruit vendor.

At Least you are in Tuscany is the intimate, sincere, and sometimes hilarious story of Jennifer's first 12 months in Montepulciano. in the course of that point, Jennifer's inner optimist was once pressured to paintings time beyond regulation, reminding her that if she have been going to be homeless, lonely, and broke, not less than she will be all these issues - in Tuscany.

Through all her small-town bumblings, notwithstanding, Jennifer's mantra, besides a hefty dose of enthusiasm and willingness to benefit approximately Italian tradition, helped her not just construct a brand new, profitable existence in Italy but additionally locate herself alongside the way.

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