Through the generosity of Hachette books, I am able to giveaway 5 copies of The Italian Lover by Robert Hellenga.
An exhilarating novel of romance, art, and food in Florence, featuring the beloved Margot Harrington, who graced Robert Hellenga's The Sixteen Pleasures. 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.
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1. for one entry tell me what you think of the cover art
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4. For that "beat the odds" entry, try coming up with a caption for Huddle penguins (top left) One winner will be from these entries!
Eligible only in the US and Canada, no p.o. boxes. Please leave an e- mail address as winners will be notified by e- mail. Contest ends Feb 10th at 6:00P.M. Good Luck!