Books by Rita Ciresi

REMIND ME AGAIN WHY I MARRIED YOU by Rita Ciresi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2003

"Wearying."
Bickering couple fight about everything. Read full book review >
SOMETIMES I DREAM IN ITALIAN by Rita Ciresi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2000

"Classic Italian-American fiction: characters and situations rendered with such skill and honesty, such depth of understanding and feeling, that they are instantly and universally recognizable."
With her customary wit and pathos, Ciresi (Pink Slip, 1999, etc.) again mines the psyches of women in her first collection: 13 interrelated stories about two sisters growing up in the working-class Italian-American section of New Haven. Read full book review >
PINK SLIP by Rita Ciresi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 1999

"Ciresi (Blue Italian, 1996, etc.) gives satisfaction, though it's not the forward-moving plot that invites reading so much as it is her true spark of humor and biting honesty. (Author tour)"
Bold humor lifts a story of contemporary relationships, familial and romantic. Read full book review >
BLUE ITALIAN by Rita Ciresi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 1996

"Ciresi's irreverent sense of humor and sharp eye for ethnic detail raise this story above Love Story's schmaltz, but her bland, unreflective characters just don't capture the reader's heart."
The author of Mother Rocket (1993), winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award, disappoints in this debut Love Storylike novel of a poor New Haven girl who marries a rich Yale boy only to lose him to a fatal illness. Read full book review >
MOTHER ROCKET by Rita Ciresi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1993

"Sharp-eyed, gently humorous fiction whose characters linger in the mind."
Seven tales—most first published in the California Quarterly, Colorado Review, etc., and winners together of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction—explore a startling variety of unlikely romantic liaisons in various states of disrepair. Read full book review >