Wallis Wilde-Menozzi published The Other Side of the Tiber, Reflections on Time in Italy, (nonfiction), Farrar, Straus and Giroux, NYC, and Toscanelli's Ray, (novel) Cadmus Editions, SF on the same day, Shakespeare's birthday, 2013. An American who has lived in Parma, Italy for more than 30 years, her subject is identity: its roots in language and memory, even if Italy is often her apparent focus. Mother Tongue, An American Life in Italy, Farrar, Straus and Giroux met with critical acclaim, Her essays and poetry have won many awards. She has taught regularly as part of the Geneva Writers Group.
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