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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Coins in the Fountain by Judith Works Book Tour and Giveaway

Book Description for Coins in the Fountain:

Abroad collide with La Dolce Vita when the author and her husband
arrive in the ancient city of Rome fresh from the depths of Oregon.
While the author endeavored to learn the folkways of the United Nations,
her husband tangled with unfamiliar vegetables in a valiant effort to
learn to cook Italian-style. In between, they attended weddings, enjoyed
a close-up with the pope, tried their hands at grape harvesting, and
savored country weekends where the ancient Etruscans still seemed to be
lurking. Along the way they made many unforgettable friends including
the countess with a butt-reducing machine and a count who served as a
model for naked statues of horsemen in his youth.

not everything was wine and wonders. Dogs in the doctor’s exam room,
neighbors in the apartment in the middle of the night, an auto accident
with the military police, a dangerous fall in the subway, too many
interactions with an excitable landlord, snakes and unexploded bombs on a
golf course, and a sinking sailboat, all added more seasoning to the
spaghetti sauce of their life.

story begins with a month trying to sleep on a cold marble floor
wondering why they came to Rome. It ends with a hopeful toss of coins in
the Trevi Fountain to ensure their return to the Eternal City for
visits. Ten years of pasta, vino, and the sweet life weren’t enough.

memoir, part travelogue, Coins in the Fountain will amuse and intrigue
you with the stories of food, friends, and the adventures of a couple
who ran away to join the circus (the Circus Maximus, that is).

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Author's Bio:

was routine until the author decided to get a law degree. Then a chance
meeting led her to run away to the Circus (Maximus) – actually to the
United Nations office next door – where she worked as an attorney in the
HR department and entered the world of expat life in Rome.

publishing credits include a memoir about ten years in Italy titled
Coins in the Fountain, a novel about expats in Rome, City of Illusions,
and flash fiction in literary magazines. She continues to travel in her
spare time, having fitted in over 100 countries. And when she is in
Rome, she always tosses a coin in the Trevi Fountain to ensure another

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  1. No, but my parents went and I'd love to go. My mom said the spaghetti there tasted like Chef Boy-ar-dee, though. Well, he was the real thing, after all.

  2. I have never been to Italy but my cousins have.

  3. Not yet, but I'm planning to in the summer when I stay with my extended family. :)

  4. Never, and this fact makes me sad. :(