"As in life, past tense unites with present in this juicy, tender text, seasoned with fear, loathing, and love served Italian style. Suitable for literary ladies, sensitive guys, and others, too."
Employing her crusty step-grandmother's crusty Italian bread instead of a madeleine
, memoirist and biographer DeSalvo (Adultery
, 2000, etc.) adds to her remembrance of an operatic past.
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