Synopses & Reviews
This hilarious, international bestseller is a true-life adventure of a New York City couple moving to Tuscany. Ferenc Máté's enthusiastic prose is infectious. He brings to life the real Tuscany: the neighbors, country life--the harvest, grape, and olive picking, wine making, mushroom hunting, woodcutting--the holidays, and of course the never-ending, mouthwatering meals.
Ferenc Mate s enthusiastic prose is infectious. He brings to life the real Tuscany: thecontadini neighbors, country life the harvest, grape, and olive picking, wine making, mushroom hunting, woodcutting the holidays, and of course the never-ending, mouthwatering meals. "
"Titanic in potential appeal . . . the Mátés do something rare; they go native."--
'As seductive as A Year in Provence
and Under the Tuscan Sun
, but with the wit and charm of a 1930s romantic comedy, the true-life adventure of a couple who chucked New York for a new life in Tuscany.\n
About the Author
Ferenc Máté was born in Hungary and escaped after the revolution at the age of eleven. He grew up in Vancouver, and has lived in California, Paris, Rome, the Bahamas and New York. He had worked on a railroad extra-gang and as a boatbuilder, photographer, deckhand and book editor. His many books include the nautical bestsellers From a Bare Hull, Shipshape and The World’s Best Sailboats, as well as Autumn, A New England Autumn, A Reasonable Life, A Real Life, The Hills of Tuscany and The Wisdom of Tuscany. He and his family run their vineyards and winery in Montalcino, Tuscany.