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Sometimes I Dream in Italian by Rita Ciresi

Sometimes I Dream in Italian

by Rita Ciresi

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What a depressing book! The writing is OK but there is so much negativity in the point of view of the main character...and every other character. You want to yell, Stop It! at her.
  franoscar | Jan 20, 2009 |
The story of two sisters, Angel and Lina, and their Catholic upbringing as they come of age in New York and later as young women. Funny, nostalgic and surprisingly a lot like southern fiction! ( )
  cataylor | Apr 27, 2007 |
These stories are at times hilarious; other times, you'll cringe in embarrassment, as the children in these stories often do, at the parents' actions. ( )
  magst | Jun 24, 2006 |
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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.

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