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An Italian wife

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From the bestselling author of The Obituary Writer comes the stirring multigenerational story of an Italian family.An Italian Wife opens in turn-of-the-century Italy, when young Josephine Rimaldi is forced to follow her new husband to America in an arranged marriage and finds herself in a strange country with a man she doesn't know or love.Bound by tradition, she gives birth to seven children; the last, conceived in a passionate affair, Josephine must give up for adoption. Josephine spends the rest of her life searching for this child, keeping her secret even as her other children, whose stories unfold in surprising ways, go off to war, get married, and make their own mistakes: Her son suffers in World War I. Her daughter struggles to assimilate in the new world of the 1950s American suburbs. And her granddaughters experiment with the sex, drugs, and rock and roll of the 1970s.Poignant, sensual, and deeply felt, An Italian Wife is a sweeping and evocative portrait of a family bound by love and heartbreak.
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Full title italian wife
Author hood ann
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Last Update 2018-05-20 22:58:42PM
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auth_author2 Campbell, Cassandra,
author Hood, Ann, 1956-
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display_description In turn-of-the-century Italy, fourteen-year-old Josephine, sheltered and naïve, 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.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Families -- Fiction, Immigrants -- Fiction, Italian American families -- Fiction, Italian Americans -- Fiction
title_display An Italian wife
title_full An Italian Wife, An Italian wife / Ann Hood, An Italian wife [sound recording] / by Ann Hood
title_short An Italian wife
topic_facet Audiobooks, Families, Fiction, Immigrants, Italian American families, Italian Americans, Literature