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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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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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seriesThorndike Press large print core
series_with_volumeThorndike Press large print core|
subject_facetAdopted children -- Fiction
Adoption -- Fiction
Arranged marriage -- Fiction
Domestic fiction
Emigration and immigration -- Fiction
Families -- Fiction
Family life -- Fiction
Family secrets -- Fiction
Immigrants -- Fiction
Italian American families -- Fiction
Italian Americans -- Fiction
Large type books
Love stories
Secrets -- Fiction
title_displayAn Italian wife
title_fullAn Italian Wife
An Italian wife / Ann Hood
An Italian wife / by Ann Hood
An Italian wife [electronic resource] Hood, Ann, 1956-
An Italian wife [text (large print)] / Ann Hood
title_shortAn Italian wife
topic_facetAdopted children
Adoption
Arranged marriage
Emigration and immigration
Families
Family life
Family secrets
Fiction
Immigrants
Italian American families
Italian Americans
Literature
Secrets