The Dangerously Truthful Diary of a Sicilian Housewife

The Dangerously Truthful Diary of a Sicilian Housewife

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***AN ENGLISH WOMAN TAKES ON PARENTHOOD, THE MAFIA AND A SICILIAN MOTHER-IN-LAW, ALL AT ONCE.*** When career-girl Veronica flies to Sicily for a friend's wedding, she accidentally falls in love with one of the groom's three-hundred cousins. A year later she has given up her job, house and friends, and is planning her own wedding with her Latin Lover in the shimmering heat of Sicily. She suspects her seaside dream-villa is being built by the Mafia when the stubbly foreman visits, brandishing a large hammer and demanding more money. In shock, she learns her Sicilian spleen-sandwich and prickly-pear cravings are because she is pregnant. Still reeling, Veronica is challenged to a duel fought with wooden spoons over who is the better woman, when her rosary-flailing mother-in-law starts checking her son's vests are ironed and inspecting the toilet bowl for subtle skidmarks. Can resourceful Veronica solve her problems by pitching one adversary against the other? Join her on an unpredictable journey of hilarity, reckless driving and dangerously large portions of spaghetti in this almost true travel-novel, for people who need more more

Product details

  • Paperback | 260 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.34g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514802252
  • 9781514802250
  • 768,469

About Veronica Di Grigoli

Veronica Di Grigoli is an English woman handling parenthood, the Mafia and a Sicilian Mother-in-law, all at once. She has worked in Istanbul, London, Milan, New York, Zurich, Frankfurt and Palermo. She studied Classics at university and fell in love with Italy and all things Italian... including one man in particular! She now lives near Palermo with her husband and son, cooking dangerously large portions of pasta, driving her car among maniacs, and trying to avoid sunburn when it is forty degrees centigrade. She loves the weird and wacky side of living abroad and learning the hidden secrets of foreign cultures. Visit her blog: www.SicilianGodmother.comshow more

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