July is already gone! I was supposed to visit family in Rome this summer but it didn't pan out. These books will have to replace my nostalgia for Italy.
Dreaming Sophia by Melissa Muldoon
Dreaming Sophia is a magical look into Italy, language, art, and culture as seen through the eyes of a young American artist. When tragedy strikes, Sophia finds herself alone in the world, without direction and fearful of loving again. With only her vivid imagination to guide her, she begins a journey that will take her from the grape fields in Sonoma, California to a grad school in Philadelphia and, eventually, to Italy: Florence, Lucca, Rome, Verona, Venice, and Val d’Orcia. Through dream-like encounters, Sophia meets Italian personalities—princes, poets, duchesses, artists, and film stars—who give her advice to help put her life back together. Following a path that takes her from grief to joy, she discovers the source of her creativity and learns to love again, turning her dreams into reality.
Italian Street Food by Paola Bacchia
Have a great reading week!