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Searching for Wild Asparagus in Umbria

May 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Our Blog

As a fellow Umbrian now,  I couldn’t resist publishing an extract of Terry Bhola’s fascinating memoir of relocating to Umbria and into Italian society whilst searching for wild asparagus……..

Picking up everything and moving to a new place is never an easy task. However, Terry and his wife (along with their beloved cat) took the challenge to a whole new level. After years of dealing with the hustle and bustle of Brooklyn, New York, Terry needed a change of scenery and an intracontinental move would not suffice. With a longstanding inclination towards the picturesque countryside of Italy, there was no question as to where their new residence would be. However, upon arriving in the scenic countryside of Umbria, Terry and his wife soon realized that their transatlantic transition would be accompanied by some unexpected turbulence. Within the pages of Searching for Wild Asparagus in Umbria, Terry vividly and humorously describes the couples’ encounters with the local population, territorial creatures, wild snowstorms, recurring plumbing problems, and other unexpected issues while trying to make their modestly built villetta into a real home – and earn a decent living.

Searching for Wild Asparagus in Umbria is a intriguing and deliciously candid memoir, unique in its authorial perspective. Terry H. Bhola not only conveys the surprising and often comical experiences that he and his wife encountered while settling into a new country, but also reveals the mood of modern Italy as a nation not known for embracing diversity, contending with immigration. Seasoned with countless comical scenes, Searching for Wild Asparagus in Umbria is an innovative dolce vita tale that will delight readers from cover to cover.

About the Author: Although a native of Trinidad and Tobago, Terry H. Bhola has never been able to settle in one place for too long. This has made Terry a resident of both Washington D.C. and New York City, where his thriving career in the publishing industry took place. Terry H. Bhola currently lives in Italy with his wife. For more information go to https://www.terrybhola.com

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