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About Marie Ohanesian Nardin
Since her move to Italy, the former banker has restored a two hundred year old rustic barn that became the home where she raised her two children, and where she learned to appreciate a good glass of red wine and cook delicious risotto, homemade soups and pasta, and the Nardin family's secret tiramisu recipe, which she says "...never comes out quite as good as my mother-in-law's".
Marie writes for various news outlets and travel media magazines, teaches English, and is currently working on a short story collection, and her next book. When Marie is not writing or traveling around Italy and Europe, she returns to her beloved California to visit family and friends, watch the sun set over the Pacific Ocean, and stop by her favorite Mexican "mom and pop" eateries.
Marie lives in the Venetian countryside with her husband, their daughters, and their dog, Bacco.
Contact Marie at: www.MarieOhanesianNardinAuthor.com
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