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The white moth : the story of three generations at a Tuscan villa / Camilla Calhoun.

By: Calhoun, Camilla.
Publisher: Kibworth Beauchamp : Matador, 2018Description: x, 290 pages ; illustrations, 25 cm.ISBN: 9781789015652 (hbk.) :.Subject(s): Calhoun, Camilla -- Family | Calhoun, Camilla -- Homes and haunts -- Italy -- Tuscany | Americans -- Italy -- Biography | Tuscany (Italy) -- Biography | Tuscany (Italy) -- Social life and customs -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 945.509092 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." - Copac
List(s) this item appears in: New acquisitions July-August 2019 | New acquisitions 2019
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"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." - Copac

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