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De Blasi, Marlena

Overview
Works: 47 works in 305 publications in 14 languages and 9,220 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  Travel writing  Biography  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: PS3604.E1225, 813.6
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Most widely held works by Marlena De Blasi
Amandine : a novel by Marlena De Blasi( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Krakow, 1931. A baby girl is born out of wedlock, and deposited at a remote convent in the French countryside. Amandine is raised by her governess, Solange. As global war looms, the two flee toward Solange's childhood home, and begin a perilous, years-long odyssey across Occupied France-- and deeper into the treacheries of war
A thousand days in Tuscany : a bittersweet adventure by Marlena De Blasi( Book )

45 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A transplanted American chef and food writer continues her story of her life in Italy, describing her and her husband's move to rural Tuscany and detailing their participation in local life and culinary discoveries
Amandine by Marlena De Blasi( )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Polish and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deemed an illegitimate child by her royal Polish family, Amandine is abandoned as a baby at a French convent. As she grows, Amandine struggles to accept her orphaned state. She longs to put together the missing pieces of her identity, but as WWII engulfs Europe, her time to find answers may be running short
Regional foods of Northern Italy : recipes and remembrances by Marlena De Blasi( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regional foods of Southern Italy by Marlena De Blasi( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lady in the palazzo : at home in Umbria by Marlena De Blasi( Book )

25 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Marlena moves to the town of Orvieto to renovate a medieval palazzo, she knows that the fastest way into the hearts of her neighbours is through their stomachs. So de Blasi sets out to establish her niche
A taste of Southern Italy : delicious recipes and a dash of culture by Marlena De Blasi( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in Polish and English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duizend dagen in Venetië : een recept voor romantiek by Marlena De Blasi( Book )

26 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een niet meer zo jonge vrouw beleeft in Venetië een hevige romance
Dolce e Salata : a bittersweet adventure in Tuscany by Marlena De Blasi( Book )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marlena and her husband rent a former stable in a tiny village in Tuscany - Here they immerse themselves in rural tradition
At home in Umbria by Marlena De Blasi( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Marlena moves to the town of Orvieto to renovate a medieval palazzo, she knows that the fastest way into the hearts of her neighbours is through their stomachs. So de Blasi sets out to establish her niche
That summer in Sicily : a love story by Marlena De Blasi( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At villa Donnafugata, long ago is never very far away," writes bestselling author Marlena de Blasi of the magnificent if somewhat ruined castle in the mountains of Sicily that she finds, accidentally, one summer while traveling with her husband, Fernando. There de Blasi is befriended by Tosca, the patroness of the villa, an elegant and beautiful woman-of-a-certain-age who recounts her lifelong love story with the last prince of Sicily descended from the French nobles of Anjou. Sicily is a land of contrasts: grandeur and poverty, beauty and sufferance, illusion and candor. In a luminous and tantalizing voice, That Summer in Sicily re-creates Tosca?s life, from her impoverished childhood to her fairy-tale adoption and initiation into the glittering life of the prince?s palace, to the dawning and recognition of mutual love. But when Prince Leo attempts to better the lives of his peasants, his defiance of the local Mafia?s grim will to maintain the historical imbalance between the haves and the have-nots costs him dearly. The present-day narrative finds Tosca sharing her considerable inherited wealth with a harmonious society composed of many of the women?now widowed?who once worked the prince?s land alongside their husbands. How the Sicilian widows go about their tasks, care for one another, and celebrate the rituals of a humble, well-lived life is the heart of this book. Showcasing the same writerly gifts that made bestsellers of A Thousand Days in Venice and A Thousand Days in Tuscany, That Summer in Sicily, and de Blasi? s marvelous storytelling, remind us that in order to live a rich life, one must embrace both life?s sorrow and its beauty. Here is an epic drama that takes readers from Sicily?s remote mountains to chaotic post-war Palermo, from the intricacies of forbidden love to the havoc wreaked by Sicily?s eternally bewildering culture
A bittersweet romance by Marlena De Blasi( Book )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continuing from 'A Thousand Days In Venice', this is the story of Marlena and her Venetian husband, Fernando, as they make a life for themselves in rural Tuscany
The Umbrian Supper Club by Marlena De Blasi( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Polish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of the Umbrian Thursday night supper club, a group of four rural women who gather in a derelict stone house in the hills above Italy's Orvieto to cook, eat, drink and talk
The lady in the palazzo : at home in Umbria by Marlena De Blasi( )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From village feasts and rustic tavernas to ancient piazzas and moonlit balconies, the smells and tastes and sounds and soul of Umbria come alive in bestselling author Marlena de Blasi's evocative memoir. By turns romantic and sensual, joyous and celebratory, touching and humorous, Marlena de Blasi's account of moving with her husband, Fernando, to Orvieto, the largest city in Italy's Umbria, will appeal to anyone who delights in travel and shares the fantasy of beginning a new life in a very different place. It is a tale of the couple's search for the right home-which turns out to be the former ballroom of a fifteenth=-century palazzo-and the right balance in their lives, in this case making friends of cooks, counts, shepherds, and a lone violinist. It is a tale, too, of an American woman finding her niche in a society bound by tradition and seemingly closed to outsiders. With a voice full of wonder, de Blasi brings to life these engagingly quirky people and the aloof, almost daunting society that exists in Umbria. Not since Peter Mayle's A Year in Provence has a writer so convincingly captures the essence of a singular place and created a feast for readers of all stripes."Vivid writing and an affectionate appreciation of the sounds, scenes and flavors of Italy."--Publishers Weekly
A thousand days in Venice : an unexpected romance by Marlena De Blasi( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fernando first sees Marlena across the Piazza San Marco and falls in love from afar. When he sees her again in a Venice caf' a year later, he knows it is fate. He knows little English; she, a divorced American chef traveling through Italy, speaks only food-based Italian. Marlena thought she was done with romantic love, incapable of intimacy. Yet within months of their first meeting, she has quit her job, sold her house in St. Louis, kissed her two grown sons good-bye, and moved to Venice to marry 'the stranger, ' as she calls Fernando. This deliciously satisfying memoir is filled with the foods and flavors of Italy and peppered with culinary observations and recipes. But the main course here is an enchanting true story about a woman who falls in love with both a man and a city, and finally finds the home she didn't even know she was missing
An unexpected romance by Marlena De Blasi( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One day Marlena de Blasi fell in love with a stranger, moved from America to Venice and fell in love with the city. Both a story of adjustment and a description of Venetian manners, her account is adorned with recipes
Mille jours en Toscane by Marlena De Blasi( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trois ans après leur mariage, Fernando apprend à Marlena qu'il souhaite reprendre une nouvelle vie. Le couple quitte donc Venise pour s'installer dans un minuscule village toscan, San Casciano, qui se révèle particulièrement chaleureux. Les vendanges, la cueillette des olives, des cèpes et des truffes, les fêtes locales sont ainsi évoquées en même temps que le vieux Barlozzo et la belle Floriana.--[Memento]
Antonia and her daughters by Marlena De Blasi( Book )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The next volume of memoir from the author of the international bestseller A Thousand Days in Venice introduces the extraordinary Antonia, imperious matriach of four generations of strong-willed Tuscan womenThe renovations to 34 via del Duomo now complete, Marlena de Blasi, the bestselling international author and "the woman with the fairy-tale life" needs to find time and space to finish a book. Lured by the offer of a simple stone cottage in the remote, mountainous region of western Tuscany, distant from the distractions of her everyday life with Fernando in Orvieto, she sets off for some muc
Duizend dagen in Venetië : een recept voor romantiek by Marlena De Blasi( Recording )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in Dutch and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een niet meer zo jonge vrouw beleeft in Venetië een hevige romance
A thousand days in Venice : an unexpected romance by Marlena De Blasi( Recording )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Fernando spots her in a Venice cafe and knows immediately that she is The One, Marlena de Blasi is caught off guard. A divorced American woman travelling through Italy, she thought she was satisfied with her life. Yet, within a few months, she quits her job as chef, sells her house, kisses her two grown-up children goodbye, and moves to Venice. Once there, she finds herself preparing to wed a virtual stranger in an ancient stone church. As she learns about Venetian culture, de Blasi treats us to an honest, often comic view of two middle-aged people building a life together
 
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Amandine : a novel
Alternative Names
Blasi, Marlena de.

Blasi Marlena de 1952-....

DeBlasi, Marlena 1952-

Marlena de Blasi

Marlena de Blasi americká šéfkuchařka, novinářka, poradkyně v oboru jídla. Autorka kuchařských knih

Marlena de Blasi Amerikaans journaliste

Marlena de Blasi US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin in Italien

Marlena de Blasi włoska pisarka, dziennikarka, krytyk kulinarny

Марлена де Бласи

בלסי, מרלנה דה-

デ・ブラージ, マリーナ

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A thousand days in Tuscany : a bittersweet adventureRegional foods of Northern Italy : recipes and remembrancesRegional foods of Southern ItalyThe lady in the palazzo : at home in UmbriaA taste of Southern Italy : delicious recipes and a dash of cultureDolce e Salata : a bittersweet adventure in TuscanyThat summer in Sicily : a love storyThe lady in the palazzo : at home in UmbriaA thousand days in Venice : an unexpected romance