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Author Calhoun, Camilla, author.

Title The white moth : three generations at a Tuscan villa / Camilla Calhoun.

Publication Info. Kibworth Beauchamp, Leicestershire : Matador, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Biographies  B CALHOUN CAMILLA C    Check Shelf
Description x, 290 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Summary "The White Moth is an intimate, riveting portrait of life at a farm villa in Tuscany, from the challenging times of fascism and foreign occupation in the 1940s to the idyllic farm-to-table times in the 1970s. A generational saga of longing, loss and displacement, the book is also an American woman's tribute to her Italian husband and mother-in-law. While championing Alda's courage, optimism and resilience despite heartbreaking loss, the author also celebrates her own idyllic times spent harvesting and falling in love with her friend at his farm villa in the 1970s. The book explores the interconnected stories of three generations of women who marry into the Rafanelli family and reveals the importance of place and the tender relationship between women. It is also the story of the changing roles and status of women and challenges the stereotype of the often maligned role of a mother-in-law."--Provided by publisher.
Subject Calhoun, Camilla -- Family.
Calhoun, Camilla -- Homes and haunts -- Italy -- Tuscany.
Americans -- Italy -- Biography.
Tuscany (Italy) -- Biography.
Tuscany (Italy) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Americans. (OCoLC)fst00807488
Families. (OCoLC)fst01728849
Homes. (OCoLC)fst01353235
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
Italy. (OCoLC)fst01204565
Italy -- Tuscany. (OCoLC)fst01204477
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
ISBN 9781789015652 (hardcover)
1789015650 (hardcover)
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