Heroines & Heritage: Italian American Author Presentation

Dec 01, 2021 311

December 4 (Saturday) 12:00pm. This program will be a hybrid event (virtual and in-person). Author Gail Reitano will join live via Zoom from California and Author Patricia Dunn will be present at the Norwalk Public Library (1 Belden Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850) in person. Books may be purchase at IAM Books. Contact: National Organization of Italian American Women 212-642-2003 noiaw@noiaw.org http://www.noiaw.org 

Two Italian American authors will discuss their recent novels published by Bordighera Press and how their heritage influences their writing. Authors Patricia Dunn and Gail Reitano will participate in a hybrid bi-coastal conversation about how the common themes of acceptance and rebellion figure prominently in their novels.

Both books: Italian Love Cake and The Last Stop on the 6 feature strong, independent Italian American women navigating the push and pull between accepting and finding comfort in the previous generations' beliefs and rituals while also rebelling against the inheritance of rigid customs that create obstacles along their path.

SOURCE: John D. Calandra Italian American Institute

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