Summary: Margot Harrington's memoir about her discovery in Florence of a priceless masterwork of Renaissance erotica--and the misguided love affair it inspired--is now, 25 years later, being made into a movie. Margot, with the help of her lover, Woody, writes a script that she thinks will validate her life. Of course their script is not used, but never mind--happy endings are the best endings for movies, as Margot eventually comes to see. At the former convent in Florence where "The Sixteen Pleasures"--now called "The Italian Lover,"--is being filmed, Margot enters into a drama she never imagined, where her ideas of home, love, art, and aging collide with the imperatives of commerce and the unknowability of other cultures and other people. -- Back Bay Books
I want to celebrate Valentine's Day with all of you; and I can't think of a better way than having a giveaway of a book with "lover" in the title -- an Italian lover at that. I am so excited that I have five copies of THE ITALIAN LOVER by Robert Hellenga to giveaway courtesy of Hachette Book Group USA! All you have to do for an entry is leave a comment. If you'd like additional comments, you can blog about this post with a link back here and/or you can also twitter about this contest with a link. The contest is open until Friday, March 6th at 11:59 p.m. EST. I will announce the winners the following day. This contest is open to those of you with U.S. and Canada mailing addresses only. Good luck to all of you!
I just received my copy so I haven't gotten a chance to read it yet, but I think it looks terrific. I can't wait to read it. This isn't a promise, but I am going to try to read it and post my review before the contest ends. Good luck to me!