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Teaser Tuesday: A Thousand Days in Tuscany


• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• On your blog or other social media, share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! Everyone loves Teaser Tuesday. Post a link at www.ThePurpleBooker.com/ as a response to the week's Teaser Tuesday.

My latest read is A Thousand Days in Tuscany, a memoir y Marlena de Blasi. This is the follow-up book to her earlier memoir, A Thousand Days in Venice. Both books do a terrific job of re-creating the sights and sounds (and tastes) of Italy. I so have to go back there.... Until I can manage that, I'll just have to read about it. Here is my teaser, from page 236.

"It's the second weekend of December and every little village and borgo is celebrating their own newly pressed oil. Bonfires in village squares, great wood-fired grills set up on which to roast bread and sausages, whole pigs gilding on spits, makeshift burners to heat red wine, accordion players, mandolin duets, mangiafuochi, fire-eaters, giocolieri, jesters in medieval dress, tarot readers in satin skirts come to say the future and bishops in silk robes come to bless the oil and the souls it will nourish."

― A Thousand Days in Tuscany, by Marlena de Blasi