I Wouldn't Leave Rome to Go to Heaven

In this wise and humorous novel, three women, all expatriates living in Rome, face middle-age: Margaret walked out on her husband as soon as her son was old enough to leave home, and she's never regretted it. Katja, a former model, still believes Mr. Right will come along. Francesco has just ended a relationship she hopes will be her last big mistake. But the men of Rome are impossible to ignore. More

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Words: 70,390
Language: English
ISBN: 9781465780270
About Joie Davidow

Joie Davidow is the author of a memoir, Marked for Life (Harmony), and Infusions of Healing (Fireside). With Esmeralda Santiago, she is the co-editor of two story anthologies Las Mamis and Las Christmas (both Alfred A. Knopf). She was co-founder of the L.A. Weekly, and founder of L.A. Style and Sí magazines.
Her latest project is a historic novel, An Unofficial Marriage, about the lifelong love between 19th-century opera star Pauline Viardot-Garcia and Russian author Ivan Turgenev.
She lives in Rome, Italy, where she is the co-founder and editor of a weekly online magazine, www.InRomeNow.com


I Wouldn't Leave Rome to Go to Heaven
In this novel, three single women, all expatriates living in Rome, face middle age. It's a love song to my adopted city, Rome, and an examination of the lives of a new generation of women, who find themselves single at an age when they could have been grandmothers. I've tried to fill the book with humor, and whatever wisdom I've managed to accumulate.


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