Torregreca : Life, Death and Miracles in a Southern Italian Village

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IN 1959 ANN CORNELISEN came to the impoverished region of Basilicata. A young, unmarried Protestant woman, she found herself in a tradition-bound, male-dominated Catholic world. She smoked, drove a car, occasionally drank at the village bar, and quickly became the object of disapproving gossip. With aplomb and tough-minded determination, Cornelisen established a school and gained the acceptance, if not always the approval, of the community. In this absorbing memoir, she renders the people, landscape, and vexing social ills of her adopted home with candor and more

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  • Paperback | 295 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.6 x 21.6mm | 349.27g
  • Steerforth Press
  • Hanover, United States
  • English
  • 1586420445
  • 9781586420444

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