PRLog - Nov. 12, 2011 - EDMONDS, Wash. -- Surely Judith Works didn’t imagine Rome, Italy was in her future when she graduated from Portland, Oregon’s Lewis and Clark Law School. But that is exactly where her law studies took her when at mid-life she landed a contract to work at the Rome headquarters of the Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations for four years as a legal advisor to the director of human resources.
Judith Works, Author, Coins In the Fountain~Amazon
Taking up residence on Aventine Hill in Rome she and her husband, Glenn, took The Eternal City by storm; dinner parties, champagne, weekend excursions to the Mediterranean. They hob-nobbed with ex-pats, diplomats, and aristocrats!
Now she has turned to another exciting stage of life – that of an author. Ms. Works has recently released her memoir, ‘Coins In The Fountain: Scenes From an Italian Intermezzo’ which is receiving 5-star accolades for its delightful style, scrumptious descriptions of Italian cuisine, inclusion of the classic art; with a scintillating look behind the scenes at life among diplomats.
The book is a page-turner of excitement, laughter, and colorful description.
After what can only be described as an idyllic life of enjoying the richest cuisine, the finest wine, and laughter filled parties, the Pacific Northwest couple returned to Seattle, Washington at the end of her employment contract. The couple found themselves disheartened as they unpacked in a small, dreary by comparison apartment, looking forward to a less exciting life.
So…what to do? They went back to Rome! For another six years! Ms. Works landed a position with the World Food Programme and she and Glenn were gaily packing their cameras, wine glasses, fine china, and silverware for a return trip to Rome.
Judith’s readers are treated to even more experiences of Rome, Italy as they visit her diorama website of photography and vignettes. The first-class photography is inspired by recipes, sights, and sounds of Rome.
The wonderful thing about reading a memoir of life in Rome that is written from Judith Work’s perspective is the intelligence, the style, and verve that she brings to every element included in ‘Coins In The Fountain: Scenes from an Italian Intermezzo’.
For instance the book is rich with historical references, such as: “…the gilded bronze equestrian statue of Emperor Marcus Aurelius that my guidebook said was cast in AD 175. The emperor had overlooked the center of Rome from his pedestal set in Michelangelo’
Of the array of Italian guidebooks, how to Live! In Rome, and memoirs, ‘Coins In The Fountain’ is the most stylistic, the most intelligent, and the most inclusive of photographs, recipes, and history that one can find.
Read it! Today!
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