Marilee H. Garlanda

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  • An Italian Wife

  • By: Ann Hood
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 21

Bound by tradition, she gives birth to seven children; the last, conceived in a passionate affair, Josephine must give up for adoption. Josephine spends the rest of her life searching for this child, keeping her secret even as her other children, whose stories unfold in surprising ways, go off to war, get married, and make their own mistakes: Her son suffers in World War I. Her daughter struggles to assimilate in the new world of the 1950s American suburbs.

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  • What a HUGE disappointment!

  • By Simone on 04-18-15

Don't Bother!

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Reviewed: 03-18-17

Ann Hood must have been having a bad year is the only excuse that comes to mind. Full of gratuitous (and utterly disgusting) sex and one of the most depressing story lines imaginable.