Fiction. "MORE ITALIAN HOURS is an elegant, intelligent and, finally, luminous book"—Carole Maso. "These stories captured my attention from the beginning to the end. Barolini's telling details create the characters so vividly that I felt I could almost touch themàItaly too is alive in these stories as the characters inhabiting it"—Nahid Rachlin. "Helen Barolini emerges as both a serious literary artist and a spokesperson with a feisty feminist conscience for Italian American social and literary issues"—Rita Signorelli-Pappas.
Helen Barolini is the author of twelve books (including CROSSING THE ALPS, MORE ITALIAN HOURS & OTHER STORIES, and CHIAROSCURO: ESSAYS OF IDENTITY) and many stories that have appeared in literary reviews, anthologies, and collections including the annual Best American Essays. In 2008 the Italian edition of her novel Umbertina was awarded the Pemio Acerbi for literature. Author City: SYRACUSE, NY USA