The Village Beyond Author:Livingston Biddle, Jr. In his late thirties, insurance man Michael Allen becomes restless in the conventional rut of Philadelphia suburban life. He wants desperately to revisit the village in Italy where he saved an old man's life during the war. It may be that his own life can regain real meaning if he can see again the town and its people, and perhaps - though he ... more »won't admit to himself - the girl he has never forgotten.
So Michael and his wife, Ruth, do arrange an Italian vacation. And Michael does return to "his" village. He needs Ruth's help badly, but can any woman really understand a great moment in a man's life, a moment in which she has no part?
Then of course there is Angelina, the girl from the village. As the Italian tour proceeds, she becomes far more than a nostalgic ghost for Ruth.« less