The Italian Lover Giveaway

italian1 The Italian Lover by Robert Hellenga

From the back:

Margot Harrington is an American woman living in Italy whose memoir, The Sixteen Pleasures, about her discovery of a priceless masterwork of Renaissance erotica – and the misguided love affair it inspired – is finally, after twenty-five years, being made into a movie. Margot, with the help of her lover, Woody, has written a script that she thinks will validate her life. Of course, her script is not used, but never mind – happy endings are best for movies.

At the former convent in Florence where the movie – based on the memoir but now called The Italian Lover – is being shot, 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 essential unknowability of other cultures and other people.

The giveaway:

Thanks to the Hachette Book Group, I am able to give away five copies of The Italian Lover. This contest is open to the US and Canada only, but no PO boxes. To enter, just leave a comment below. Five winners will be chosen at random around noon on February 23.

A question:

Did you read Hellenga’s The Sixteen Pleasures? What did you think of it?

16 Comments

  1. Pamela S

    I have not read it but I would love to read the Italian Lover!!!! Maybe I’ll try the Sixteen Pleasures afterwards. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win this book. pamelashockley(at)netscape(dot)net

  2. Gwendolyn B.

    Oh! I didn’t realize THE SIXTEEN PLEASURES was a real book! I’ll have to find a copy. In the meantime, please enter me for this drawing — this book sounds good. Thanks for the chance!
    geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

  3. Cheryl S.

    I haven’t read any of Hellenga’s books including Sixteen Pleasures. I’m really interested in reading The Italian Lover -please count me in!
    Thanks,
    megalon22(at)yahoo(dot)com

  4. I haven’t read The Sixteen Pleasure’s but it’s been on my TBR list for a while. I think I read a great review of it a while back. I’d love to win this and maybe read The Sixteen Pleasure’s first. Thanks for the giveaway!

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