The Hills of Tuscany

The Hills of Tuscany

A New Life in An Old Land

Book - 1999
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In the bestselling tradition of Under the Tuscan Sun and A Year in Provence, this lush, witty memoir chronicles the charming, funny, and life-enriching experiences of Mate and his wife after they quit their jobs and bought an ancient farmhouse in Italy.
Publisher: New York : Delta Trade Paperbacks, 1999.
ISBN: 9780385334419
0385334419
Branch Call Number: BIO MATE MATE
Characteristics: 248 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.

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WVMLStaffPicks Nov 20, 2014

Mate writes with sensuous imagery, love and appreciation of the joys of finding his dream house, feasting with neighbours and discovering himself a native in this foreign land. If you love life, a must read.

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Apr 22, 2011

This was the first travel lit book I read, and I've been hooked ever since. It's a funny, touching, beautiful story of relocating to rural Italy, hunting for the perfect house, restoring it, and getting to know the neighbors. Hilarious anecdotes about home repairs, helping out with haying and harvesting grapes, getting to know the surrounding area, and of course, some great "lost in translation" bits that happen to anyone learning another language.

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