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The Resource Marcus of Umbria : what an Italian dog taught an American girl about love, Justine van der Leun

Marcus of Umbria : what an Italian dog taught an American girl about love, Justine van der Leun

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Marcus of Umbria : what an Italian dog taught an American girl about love
Title
Marcus of Umbria
Title remainder
what an Italian dog taught an American girl about love
Statement of responsibility
Justine van der Leun
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Tired of laboring in city cubicles, the author sublets her studio apartment, leaves her magazine job, and moves to Collelungo, Italy, population: 200. There, in the ancient city center of a historic Umbrian village, she sets up house with the handsome local gardener she met on vacation only weeks earlier. This impulsive decision launches an eye-opening series of misadventures when village life and romance turn out to be radically different from what she had imagined. Love lost with the gardener is found instead with Marcus, an abandoned English pointer that she rescues. With Marcus by her side, Justine discovers the bliss and hardship of living in the countryside: herding sheep, tending to wild horses, picking olives with her adopted Italian family, and trying her best to learn the regional dialect. Not quite up to wild boar hunting, no good at gathering mushrooms, and no mamma when it comes to making pasta, she never quite fits in with the locals who, despite their differences, take her in as one of their own. The result is a rich, comic, and unconventional portrait about learning to live and love in the most unexpected ways
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Van der Leun, Justine
Dewey number
945/.651
Index
no index present
LC call number
DG55.U63
LC item number
V36 2010
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Van der Leun, Justine
  • Van der Leun, Justine
  • Americans
  • Dogs
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Umbria (Italy)
  • Collelungo (Italy)
  • Umbria (Italy)
  • Collelungo (Italy)
Label
Marcus of Umbria : what an Italian dog taught an American girl about love, Justine van der Leun
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn419860474
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
218 pages
Isbn
9781605299600
Isbn Type
(alk. paper : hc)
Lccn
2009042645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1017323
  • (Sirsi) o419860474
  • (OCoLC)419860474
Label
Marcus of Umbria : what an Italian dog taught an American girl about love, Justine van der Leun
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn419860474
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
218 pages
Isbn
9781605299600
Isbn Type
(alk. paper : hc)
Lccn
2009042645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1017323
  • (Sirsi) o419860474
  • (OCoLC)419860474

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