My Renaissance: A Widow's Healing Pilgrimage to Tuscany

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Rose Marie Curteman?s moving account of becoming a caregiver to her once vibrant husband as he battles and succumbs to disease is followed by an inspiring story of healing and renewal. My Renaissance is not just a book about illness. It?s a love story, a story of a woman?s creative aging, a story of loss and healing from loss. It?s a story of restorative travel in a sunny clime during a time of pain and grief.
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Overview

Rose Marie Curteman’s moving account of becoming a caregiver to her once vibrant husband as he battles and succumbs to disease is followed by an inspiring story of healing and renewal. My Renaissance is not just a book about illness. It’s a love story, a story of a woman’s creative aging, a story of loss and healing from loss. It’s a story of restorative travel in a sunny clime during a time of pain and grief.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781892123916
  • Publisher: Capital Books, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/18/2002
  • Series: Capital Discovery
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Rose Marie Curteman lives in Seattle Washington where she has been a fund-development consultant for major organizations. She also spent several years in the Middle East as a public relations liaison. She is currently working on a book about her experiences in the Middle East. She holds a Master’s degree in English Literature from Seattle University and began her career as an English Literature teacher.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction xi
Part I Love
Chapter 1 The Spring of New Love 3
Chapter 2 Ti Amo Piu Che Mai 13
Part II Loss
Chapter 3 In a Gloomy Wood 21
Chapter 4 An Abominable Region 33
Chapter 5 Demons on Our Way 42
Chapter 6 Inferno 52
Chapter 7 A Falling Star 59
Chapter 8 Good Night, Sweet Prince 72
Part III Healing
Chapter 9 Reinvesting in Life Again 81
Chapter 10 A Greedy, Lusty Sensualist 87
Chapter 11 The Medicis Had Balls 97
Chapter 12 We Will Be Your Family 103
Chapter 13 A Visit to a Stud Farm 112
Chapter 14 Shared Atrocities 121
Chapter 15 Heroes Bringing Gifts of Light 127
Chapter 16 The Mafia and Art 135
Chapter 17 A Myth for Teresa 140
Chapter 18 Where Angels Tread 146
Chapter 19 Santo Cielo 155
Chapter 20 Roma: Paradiso 160
Chapter 21 Fail-Safe Aphrodisiacs 168
Chapter 22 A Road Map for Others 180
Chapter 23 Ladies in Red Dresses 189
Chapter 24 Arrivederci Firenze 196
Epilogue 203
Selected Bibliography 207
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