Pasquale's Nose by Michael Rips
Idle Days in an Italian Town

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Everywhere hailed for its quirkiness, its hilarity, its charm, "Pasquale's Nose" tells the story of a New York City lawyer who runs away to a small Etruscan village with his wife and new baby, and discovers a community of true eccentrics -- warring bean growers, vanishing philosophers, a blind bootmaker, a porcupine hunter -- among whom he feels unexpectedly at home.

About Michael Rips

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Michael Rips is a 5th generation Nebraska native. He currently practices criminal litigation & lives at the Chelsea Hotel in New York City. This is his first book.
Published May 21, 2001 by Little, Brown and Company. 230 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, Education & Reference, Action & Adventure. Non-fiction

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Preciousness is a pitfall of this genre, but the author gives good promise of avoiding it in his opening pages, where he declares that “The plan was that Sheila would spend her days painting, while I would sit and reflect on the fact that I’d not worked for years, had an infant daughter, and was ...

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region of Italy that is as picturesque as it gets --- "medieval.

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