An Italian Wife

  • by Ann Hood
  • Narrated by Cassandra Campbell
  • 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the bestselling author of The Obituary Writer comes the stirring multigenerational story of an Italian family.
An Italian Wife opens in turn-of-the-century Italy, when young Josephine Rimaldi is forced to follow her new husband to America in an arranged marriage and finds herself in a strange country with a man she doesn't know or love.
Bound by tradition, she gives birth to seven children; the last, conceived in a passionate affair, Josephine must give up for adoption. Josephine spends the rest of her life searching for this child, keeping her secret even as her other children, whose stories unfold in surprising ways, go off to war, get married, and make their own mistakes: Her son suffers in World War I. Her daughter struggles to assimilate in the new world of the 1950s American suburbs. And her granddaughters experiment with the sex, drugs, and rock and roll of the 1970s.
Poignant, sensual, and deeply felt, An Italian Wife is a sweeping and evocative portrait of a family bound by love and heartbreak.

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Customer Reviews

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Good title, rubbish book

What disappointed you about An Italian Wife?

Started off well then turned into a Barbara Cartland


What could Ann Hood have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Less soft porn and more content


Would you be willing to try another one of Cassandra Campbell’s performances?

Not sure


You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The title


Any additional comments?

Wasted one month's credit and could only listen to less than half.

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- Jenny

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-09-2014
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.