With middle age looming, Judith Works decided it was time for a change. But after graduating from law school at the age of forty-seven, she still faced the question "What now?" Casual conversations about far-off travels with husband Glenn became a reality with the offer of a dream job at the United Nations in Rome, Italy.
Coins in the Fountain brings to life the challenges of acclimating to the beautiful and chaotic ancient city of Rome. Works shares her struggles to learn the arcane rules and folkways of the UN while Glenn begins his valiant effort to cook Italian-style, as they both endeavor to embrace la dolce vita. With an extraordinary count and countess for friends, dogs in the doctor's office, snakes and unexploded bombs on the golf course, along with a sinking sailboat, the unexpected was always just around the corner.
Through wit, wry humor, and descriptions of enticing food and travel adventures, Works takes you on a journey into the heart of what it is truly like to live in the Eternal City. According to Roman lore, if you toss a coin over your shoulder into the famous Trevi Fountain, the gods will grant you a return trip. When it was time for them to leave, Works made that hopeful toss and her wish was granted.
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Dear readers - I hope you enjoy this tale of adventures and misadventures of two innocents who look for and find la dolce vita in Italy. Come with me to savor what it is really like to live in Rome.About the Author:
Judith is now back in the Pacific Northwest after spending ten years in Italy. In addition to Coins in the Fountain, she is the author of a novel set in Rome, City of Illusions, and is currently at work on her second novel. She always tosses a coin in the Trevi Fountain when in Rome to wish for another visit. Her website is www.judithworks.net.
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Book Description Booktrope, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111513706993