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The Land of Make Believe,
This review is from: A Year in the Village of Eternity (Hardcover)
I had heard about the story of the village of Campodimele several years ago and it has always struck me that the tale of an Italian community, whose average life expectancy is 95, would make a great book - the sort of Shangri la of Italy.
The publishers call it a winning cross between Under the Tuscan Sun and You Are What You Eat, a book written for people who love to eat well and who love Italy.
They are right, but to me it is more than that.
The author's meetings with villagers like Natalina and Adamo are enchanting and the gradual, monthly cycle through the Italian climate, the local hills and forests and the villagers themselves, are unforgettable. I loved this book - and I may even start cooking for myself from now on!