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,

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I Wouldn't Leave Rome to Go to Heaven
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 70,390. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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.

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midlife    romance    rome    women