Living in a Foreign Language by Michael Tucker
A Memoir of Food, Wine, and Love in Italy

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The actor Michael Tucker and his wife, the actress Jill Eikenberry, having sent their last child off to college, were vacationing in Italy when they happened upon a small cottage nestled in the Umbrian countryside. The three-hundred-and-fifty-year-old Rustico sat perched on a hill in the verdant Spoleto valley amid an olive grove and fruit trees of every kind. For the Tuckers, it was literally love at first sight, and the couple purchased the house without testing the water pressure or checking for signs of termites. Shedding the vestiges of their American life, Michael and Jill endeavored to learn the language, understand the nuances of Italian culture, and build a home in this new chapter of their lives. Both a celebration of a good marriage and a careful study of the nature of home, Living in a Foreign Language is a gorgeous, organic travelogue written with an epicurean’s delight in detail and a gourmand’s appreciation for all things fine.

About Michael Tucker

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MICHAEL TUCKER is an actor, perhaps best known for his work on LA Law (for which he was nominated for multiple Emmy Awards). He has written three works of nonfiction, all about food and family. This is his first novel.
Published June 16, 2008 by Grove Press. 276 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Education & Reference, Travel, Cooking. Non-fiction

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