Six more weeks and I am done with my movie reviews. The Missus Lady has asked me if I would be interested in doing book reviews for the next round of ABC Wednesday. I told her I would think about it. It sounds interesting but I'm not too keen on doing reviews for awhile. Maybe if she wanted Jane Austen, Action Doll, and me to collaborate on something, I might give an absolute purrrring yes. What do you think?
My House in Umbria (2003)
Setting: Umbria, Italy
Emily (played by Dame Maggie Smith) is a middle-aged British expatriate who lives in solitude in the countryside of central Italy. She's alone not so much as to write romance novels but more so because she has closed down her emotions due to horrible things that happened to her in the past. Emily only trusts her agent.
One day everything in Emily's life changes. The train that she is on gets blown up by terrorists.
In the hospital, Emily finds herself drawn to the young girl from the U.S. that Emily met on the train. The girl's parents were killed in the train explosion, and the girl no longer feels like talking. Emily invites the girl along with two other survivors who have no where to go—a retired British general and a German photographer—to stay at Emily's villa in Umbria.
Together the four of them slowly mend their physical, mental, and emotional injuries.
What is the girl's story? Does she have relatives? Does she ever talk again? What about the general and the photographer? What are their stories? And, Emily's story? How did she get to Umbria? How do the four help each other open up to life again?
Mewww. So many questions!
A note from Su-sieee! Mac: The letter U is the theme for this week's ABC Wednesday. Click here to check out what bloggers from around the world have written with the letter. Thank you, ABCW team!