Thursday, July 31, 2008

Annie Hawes

I just finished the second of Annie Hawes' books on her adventures in Italy, Ripe for the Picking (copyright 2003). I read her first book, Extra Virgin, years ago early on in my obsessive foray into travel narratives. It was laugh-out-loud hilarious. I loved the book, the characters, the region- everything about it. This second book is slightly more mature, with the same delightful sense of humor. It is out of print, but I was able to find it through Amazon. Now I am anxious to acquire her next two books so I can continue to share in her experiences in the Italian countryside. Wonderful!