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Sometimes I Dream in Italian

 
 
 
 
Sometimes I Dream in Italian
Author: Rita Ciresi
ISBN 13: 9780385334945
ISBN 10: 38533494
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Delta
Publication Date: 2001-11-06
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
List Price: $12.95
 
 

Angel Lupo grew up in a traditional Italian home — an exclusive club where Mama’s word was everything ... and where nice girls saved themselves for marriage. All Angel wanted was to be movie-star blond, change her name, and get as much attention as her prettier older sister Lina.

Now Angel is nearing thirty, penning Catholic greeting cards for a living, and still jealous of her sister, who has a house in the suburbs, two kids, and a husband who loves her. So Angel does the next best thing: She answers a personal ad.

Dirk Diederhoff is blond, teaches at Vassar, and is definitely not Italian. Nor is he the thrill-a-minute lover and soul mate Angel prays for. But as Lina, recklessly embarked on an affair of her own, would tell her: There are no perfect tens out there — only men who want you to talk to them in Italian during sex.

The award-winning author of Pink Slip gets the rituals and rhythms of domestic life just right in Sometimes I Dream in Italian, a bittersweet comedy about sisters, lovers, and a family that doesn’t quite translate.

New York Times Book Review

Simultaneously blunt and artful ... Ciresi has a lovely ear for dialogue and the ability to nail the details in descriptions that are both funny and painfully accurate.