The Italian Girl

Author:   Rebecca Huntley
Publisher:   ReadHowYouWant
Edition:   Large type / large print edition
ISBN:  

9781459689657


Pages:   300
Publication Date:   25 November 2014
Format:   Paperback
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The Italian Girl


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A true story of love, loss and mothers and daughters across generations In 2001 Rebecca Huntley's maternal grandmother - her Italian nonna - died. This sparked a decade - long search for the 'truth' about her grandmother's life, and the lives of the men and women in her family from Innisfail, Northern Queensland, during the hard times of World War II. The nonna Rebecca knew was a kind - hearted and quiet individual. Short and slight, she was a wonderful cook who embroidered every day of her life. Rebecca loved her dearly but saw her as a conservative, pliant and generally uninteresting Italian woman. After her death, however, incredible stories of her nonna as a young woman surfaced and Rebecca realised that she didn't know her at all. Learning more aboutnonna stirred up old ghosts in Rebecca's relationship with her mother (who had always been ambivalent about their Italian heritage), and challenged Rebecca's own sense of self as she, pregnant with her first child, had to wonder what it really means to be a mother. With evocative stories and tender honesty, Rebecca takes us on this significant search.

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Author:   Rebecca Huntley
Publisher:   ReadHowYouWant
Imprint:   ReadHowYouWant
Edition:   Large type / large print edition
Dimensions:   Width: 15.50cm , Height: 1.60cm , Length: 24.00cm
Weight:   0.522kg
ISBN:  

9781459689657


ISBN 10:   1459689658
Pages:   300
Publication Date:   25 November 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Manufactured on demand   Availability explained
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An exquisitely told family history. -- Chronicle (Australia)


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Rebecca Huntley is the director of Ipsos Mackay research and a feature writer for Australian Vogue. She is the author of Eating Between the Lines: Food and Equality in Australia and The World According to Y: Inside the New Adult Generation.

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