Chapters 61-62 Summary

At their hotel, Julia leaves Zoë chatting with their amiable hostess Giovanna and takes a cool shower, then lies down on the bed. The pain in her abdomen seems to be subsiding. Their adjoining rooms are small, at the very top of the ancient building, and very comfortable. Julia thinks about the conversation she had with her mother before leaving the States. She was concerned because there were so many reasons for Julia not to leave: interrupting Zoë’s vacation, not visiting with her parents, spending so little time back in America. Julia assures her she simply wants to take advantage of the opportunity to travel to Florence with Zoë and will come back later to visit them. She feels guilty for not telling the rest of...

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