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Italy Revisited: Conversations with My Mother
Taking an unconventional approach to autobiographical writing, this work serves as a double memoir, told...
Stay With Me, Lella
Johnny and Carla DiGiacomo are the hub of a big, extended conventional Italian American family....
Talk About God & Other Stories
Recruits in a boot camp go through tough training exercises to become an elite cadre...
Summer of the Dancing Bear
Summer of the Dancing Bear is a historical novel about the "rite of passage"of 14-year-old...
Mobsters and Thugs: Quotes from the Underworld
The pioneering American gangsters: perpetually appealing, forever misunderstood. Who were they and what were they...
Embracing Serafina
This book moves with compelling energy from the forests of north-western Ontario to the capitals...
To be Hitchcockian about it, the story deals with the relationship between Umber, a professor of comparative literature, and a Dr. Jamshid Kloster, an experimental physicist whom Umber meets on a Laguna Beach bench as Diane Keaton, a long-time Laguna Beach resident, strolls by. Apparently, Conte wasn't as oblivious to his Laguna Beach surroundings as I thought he was. Umber's other obsession or, perhaps, his deepest regret is that as time goes by he will never be able to know any of “the characters of future novels.” In Hitchcockian terms, that's the McGuffin and as Kloster tells...

"Umber posed no limits on himself. Between Frollo and Quasimodo, Phoebus and Gringoire, he allowed himself to be seduced by Esméralda, the fatally beautiful gypsy of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. He wandered through the woods of the Friuli and the quays of Venice with la Pisana of Confessions of... "
Angelina's Lips

Giuseppe Conte, Robert Buranello
Angelina's Lips
The Tenants of the Hotel Biron
Fabrizio's Passion
Stone Woman
Infertility Rites
In Pursuit of Truth
Playing Naomi
Naked in the Sanctuary
Sweet Hope
That Summer in Provincetown
The Anthology of Italian-Canadian Writing
The Alcoholic's Daughter