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Summary: Divorced, alone, and unexpectedly unemployed, Sylvia Landsman flees to Italy, where she meets Henry, a wistful, married, middle-aged expatriate. Taking off on a grand tour of Europe bankrolled with his wife's money, Henry and Sylvia follow a circuitous route around the continent--as Sylvia entertains Henry with stories of her peculiar family and her damaged friends, of dead ducks and Alma Mahler. Her narrative is a tapestry of remembrances and regrets...and her secret shame: a small, cowardly sin of omission. Yet when the opportunity arises for Sylvia and Henry to do something small but brave, the refrain "if only" returns to haunt her, leaving Sylvia with one more story of love lived and lost.
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Escaped to Italy; has an affair with Henry; feels guilty for her affair; has an eccentric family; betrayed her best friend; goes on a road trip with Henry.
Has expensive tastes; his wife allows him his lavish lifestyle; has an affair with Sylvia; goes on a road trip with Sylvia.