Marlena de Blasi


Genre


Average rating: 3.7 · 15,025 ratings · 1,540 reviews · 9 distinct worksSimilar authors
A Thousand Days in Tuscany:...

3.85 avg rating — 5,996 ratings — published 2004 — 24 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Thousand Days in Venice

3.48 avg rating — 5,451 ratings — published 2002 — 33 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Lady in the Palazzo: At...

3.84 avg rating — 1,214 ratings — published 2006 — 18 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
That Summer in Sicily

3.84 avg rating — 1,246 ratings — published 2008 — 22 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Amandine

3.44 avg rating — 551 ratings — published 2010 — 15 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Antonia and Her Daughters: ...

4.02 avg rating — 167 ratings — published 2011 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Umbrian Thursday Night ...

3.51 avg rating — 333 ratings — published 2012 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Regional Foods of Northern ...

4.10 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 1997 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Taste of Southern Italy: ...

4.07 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 2006 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Marlena de Blasi…
A Thousand Days in Venice A Thousand Days in Tuscany:... The Lady in the Palazzo: At... That Summer in Sicily
(4 books)
by
3.70 avg rating — 13,905 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

“Living as a couple never means that each gets half. You must take turns at giving more than getting. It’s not the same as a bow to the other whether to dine out rather than in, or which one gets massaged that evening with oil of calendula; there are seasons in the life of a couple that function, I think, a little like a night watch. One stands guard, often for a long time, providing the serenity in which the other can work at something. Usually that something is sinewy and full of spines. One goes inside the dark place while the other one stays outside, holding up the moon.”
Marlena de Blasi, A Thousand Days in Venice
tags: love

“Much of my crying is for joy and wonder rather than for pain. A trumpet's wailing, a wind's warm breath, the chink of a bell on an errant lamb, the smoke from a candle just spent, first light, twilight, firelight. Everyday beauty. I cry for how life intoxicates. And maybe just a little for how swiftly it runs.”
Marlena de Blasi, A Thousand Days in Venice

“Maybe the only thing that matters is to make our lives last as long as we do. You know, to make a life last until it ends, to make all the parts come out even, like when you rub the last piece of bread in the last drop of oil on your plate and eat it with the last sip of wine in your glass.”
Marlena de Blasi, A Thousand Days in Tuscany: A Bittersweet Adventure

Topics Mentioning This Author



Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite Marlena to Goodreads.