The Courtyard of Dreams by Anna Monardo

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Giulia DiCuore, a first-generation Italian-American, spends her seventeenth summer in Italy with her father's brothers and their families and battles against the mission of her exacting father--to protect her from American ways. 10,000 first printing. $10,000 ad/promo.
 

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ANNA MONARDO is the author of The Courtyard of Dreams. Her work has appeared in a variety of anthologies and journals, including Prairie Schooner, where a prize-winning excerpt of Falling in Love with Natassia was first published. After many years in New York City, she now lives in Nebraska, where she teaches in the Writer's Workshop of the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
 
Published July 1, 1993 by Doubleday. 289 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Here, a first-generation American teenager summers with her relatives in Calabria, and finds within the sanctuary of family not only an acceptance of her passionate 17- year-old self, but a view into the harsh past of her father, whom she adores and from whom she yearns to be free.

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