Italians have done and continue to do what our heroine is doing here. Giving up everything, family, friends, and "wagons full of cherished belongings" to find the bella vita (good life). I haven't seen anything in our readings so far which is that much different from the millions of headstrong Italian immigrants from Colorado to Australia, past or present, rich or poor. I will definately buy this one. A very good read.
Ron in Sunny Italy