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An Italian Wife: Hood, Ann An Italian Wife: Hood, Ann

An Italian Wife

Hood, Ann

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ISBN 10: 0393241661 / ISBN 13: 9780393241662
Editorial: W. W. Norton & Company, New York, 2014
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: DogStar Books (Lancaster, PA, Estados Unidos de America)

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8vo 8" - 9" tall; 286 pages; Bright tight and fresh in clean crisp-edged dust jacket. Signed by the author to the title page. Just a whisper of shelf/handling evidence to jacket at lower edge. Fresh unmarked copy feels and appears about as new. F/NF ; Signed by Author. N° de ref. de la librería 28950

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Título: An Italian Wife

Editorial: W. W. Norton & Company, New York

Año de publicación: 2014

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: First Edition; First Printing.

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Sinopsis:

From the best-selling author of The Obituary Writer, the stirring multigenerational story of an Italian-American family.

An Italian Wife is the extraordinary story of Josephine Rimaldi―her joys, sorrows, and passions, spanning more than seven decades. The novel begins in turn-of-the-century Italy, when fourteen-year-old Josephine, sheltered and naive, is forced into an arranged marriage to a man she doesn't know or love who is about to depart for America, where she later joins him. Bound by tradition, Josephine gives birth to seven children. The last, Valentina, is conceived in passion, born in secret, and given up for adoption.

Josephine spends the rest of her life searching for her lost child, keeping her secret even as her other children go off to war, get married, and make their own mistakes. Her son suffers in World War One. One daughter struggles to assimilate in the new world of the 1950s American suburbs, while another, stranded in England, grieves for a lover lost in World War Two. Her granddaughters experiment with the sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll in the 1970s. Poignant, sensual, and deeply felt, An Italian Wife is a sweeping and evocative portrait of a family bound by love and heartbreak.

About the Author:

Ann Hood is the author of the best-selling novels The Book That Matters Most, The Knitting Circle, The Red Thread, The Obituary Writer, and Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

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