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From candid chats with the neighborhood ladies, to portraits of a breathtaking array of artists, to the importance of work, family and - oh yes!- the handing down of traditional recipes, Carol Bonomo Albright and Christine Palamidessi Moore have put together a feast of Italian-American writings. The fact that it's women centered makes it especially delicious.-Nancy Savoca
Essays explore the lives of today's Italian American women and describe their contributions to the American experience.
'An important collection that brings together many of the foundational,interdisciplinary essays that helped to establish Italian Americanwomen's studies.-Jennifer Guglielmo
"Offers unique insights into issues of gender and ethnicity and is a voice for the less-heard and less-seen side of the Italian-American experience from immigrant times to the present."-Smoki Bacon, Beacon Hill Patch
"In counteracting the pervasive image of the 'guidette' that media is increasingly presenting as quintessentially Italian American to the young generations, collections such as Albright's and Moore's act as an antidote as well as a beacon signalling the need for additional studies on the impact Italian American women have on contemporary society." -Gina M. Miele, Montclair State University