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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Winners - The Italian Lover, by Robert Hellenga - Revised

**** revised a second time. Bermudaonion and Gwendolyn have won elsewhere random.org is picking............... a new winner... and it is..........


I want to be like Bob Barker and say ... "come on down..."

  1. Bibliophile123
  2. Serena
  3. Darby
  4. Nicole
  5. Sharon54220
Thank you Valerie from Hachette for this wonderful Giveaway and my review copy. I can't wait to review along with everyone else!

Full Description:
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.

About Author:

Robert Hellenga received his B.A. from the University of Michigan and studied at Queen's University in Belfast and the University of North Carolina before completing a Ph.D. in English Literature at Princeton University. He is a professor at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, and the author of the novels The Sixteen Pleasures, The Fall of a Sparrow, Blues Lessons, and Philosophy Made Simple.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for this giveaway! I won this book on another site, so please give my copy to someone else.

Serena said...

I am so excited! Congrats to all the other Winners!

Gwendolyn B. said...

Congrats to the winners! Enjoy!

Jenny Girl said...

Congrats everyone!