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Product Description: Chasing Ghosts is a gripping narrative about a daughter's quest to achieve reconciliation with her father during the last years of his life when he finally broke his silence about his military experience before and during World War II...read more

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9780823268849 | Fordham Univ Pr, October 12, 2015, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Chasing Ghosts is a gripping narrative about a daughter's quest to achieve reconciliation with her father during the last years of his life when he finally broke his silence about his military experience before and during World War II.

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Product Description: Fiction. "Louise DeSalvo's visionary novel—sexy and smart, fresh and timeless—reminds us that the more women's lives have changed, the more they remain the same. Helen and Maive love their families and their men and their deep, honest friendship with each other...read more

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9781599540641 | Bordighera Inc, October 30, 2014, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: Fiction.

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Product Description: In a series of conversational observations and meditations on the writing process, The Art of Slow Writing examines the benefits of writing slowly. DeSalvo advises her readers to explore their creative process on deeper levels by getting to know themselves and their stories more fully over a longer period of time...read more

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9781250051035 | Griffin, October 7, 2014, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: In a series of conversational observations and meditations on the writing process, The Art of Slow Writing examines the benefits of writing slowly.

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Product Description: A literary exploration of one of life?s most taxing, emotional, and pervasive experiences: moving. When acclaimed memoirist and scholar Louise DeSalvo sold the house she and her husband had raised their children in and moved to a beautiful new home in Montclair, New Jersey, she was shocked to discover a rash of unexpected emotions interfering with her plans...read more

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9781582345819 | 1 edition (Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, March 3, 2009), cover price $22.00 | About this edition: A literary exploration of one of life?

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The author of the award-winning Vertigo shares memories of growing up Italian American in New Jersey during the 1950s, reflecting on how the kitchen became the focal point for a fierce generational battle between the Old World of her step-grandmother and the Americanization of her mother. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

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9781582344706 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, January 30, 2005), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: The author of the award-winning Vertigo shares memories of growing up Italian American in New Jersey during the 1950s, reflecting on how the kitchen became the focal point for a fierce generational battle between the Old World of her step-grandmother and the Americanization of her mother.

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The author of the award-winning Vertigo shares memories of growing up Italian American in New Jersey during the 1950s, reflecting on how the kitchen became the focal point for a fierce generational battle between the Old World of her step-grandmother and the Americanization of her mother. 30,000 first printing.

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9781582342986 | 1 edition (Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, January 1, 2004), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: The author shares memories of growing up Italian American in New Jersey during the 1950s, reflecting on how the kitchen became the focal point for a fierce generational battle between the Old World of her step-grandmother and the Americanization of her mother.

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Product Description: Often sentimentalized as nurturing through food, Italian American women have struggled against this stereotype to speak of the realities of their lives. In this unique collection, they speak in voices that are loud, boisterous, sweet, savvy, and often subversively funny...read more
By Louise Desalvo (editor) and Edvige Giunta (editor)

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9781558613928 | 1 edition (Feminist Pr, August 1, 2002), cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Often sentimentalized as nurturing through food, Italian American women have struggled against this stereotype to speak of the realities of their lives.

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9781558614536, titled "The Milk of Almonds: Italian American Women Writers on Food and Culture" | Feminist Pr, October 1, 2003, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Often sentimentalized as nurturing through food, Italian American women have struggled against this stereotype to speak of the realities of their lives.
9781558614352 | 1 edition (Feminist Pr, July 1, 2002), cover price $10.01 | About this edition: On a dark and stormy night, two mysterious women invade an unnamed narrator’s house, where they proceed to ruthlessly question their host’s gender and identity.

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Product Description: Born to immigrant parents during World War II and coming of age during the 1950s, DeSalvo finds herself rebelling against a script written by parental and societal expectations. In her revealing family memoir, DeSalvo sifts through painful memories to give voice to all that remained unspoken and unresolved in her life: a mother's psychotic depression, a father's rage and violent rigidity, a sister's early depression and eventual suicide, and emerging memories of childhood incest...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780525939085 | E P Dutton, August 1, 1996, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: The author recounts her life as a working-class daughter of Italian immigrants, her rebellion against that life, and her eventual metamorphosis from young mother to published author and Professor of English

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9781558613959 | 1 edition (Feminist Pr, August 1, 2002), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Born to immigrant parents during World War II and coming of age during the 1950s, DeSalvo finds herself rebelling against a script written by parental and societal expectations.
9780452273245 | Reprint edition (Plume, August 1, 1997), cover price $11.95 | also contains L'elixir De Vie | About this edition: In 1958, 16-year-old Louise DeSalvo saw Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo 11 times in one week, transfixed by the lead character's fainting spells (from which she, too, suffered) and by the image of a woman-as-imposter falling to her death.

A study of the process of restorative writing draws on both personal experience and the memoirs of Isabel Allende, Audre Lorde, and others to explain how one can use writing to deal with the conflict and turmoil of one's life

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9780062515193 | 1st edition (Harper San Francisco, April 1, 1999), cover price $22.00 | About this edition: A study of the process of restorative writing draws on both personal experience and the memoirs of Isabel Allende, Audre Lorde, and others to explain how one can use writing to deal with the conflict and turmoil of one's life

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9780062515209 | 1 edition (Harper San Francisco, July 1, 2002), cover price $12.95 | About this edition: A study of the process of restorative writing draws on both personal experience and the memoirs of Isabel Allende, Audre Lorde, and others to explain how one can use writing to deal with the conflict and turmoil of one's life
9780807072431 | Beacon Pr, March 17, 2000, cover price $19.00 | About this edition: In this inspiring book, based on her twenty years of research, highly acclaimed author and teacher Louise DeSalvo reveals the healing power of writing.

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Product Description: From a land fraught with political and religious conflict comes this testimony to the survival of the spirit. Engaged politically, but also concerned with issues that confront women throughout the world, the writers in this collection embody in their work the interconnection of the personal and the political, the individual and the social...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Kathleen Walsh D'Arcy (editor), Louise Desalvo (editor) and Katherine Hogan (editor)

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9780807083550 | Beacon Pr, September 1, 2001, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: From a land fraught with political and religious conflict comes this testimony to the survival of the spirit.

The author compares the realities of adultery, including own husband's affair, with the romanticized portrayal of adultery in fiction

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9780807062241 | Beacon Pr, October 1, 1999, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: The author compares the realities of adultery, including own husband's affair, with the romanticized portrayal of adultery in fiction

Miscellaneous:

9780807062388 | Beacon Pr, November 7, 2000, cover price $20.00

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Product Description: Just after Louise DeSalvo gave birth to her first child, her husband confessed that he was having an affair. After surviving the crisis in her marriage, she began to read and write about adultery to explore the question of why people cheat...read more

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9780807062258 | Beacon Pr, October 19, 2000, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Just after Louise DeSalvo gave birth to her first child, her husband confessed that he was having an affair.

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9789506413088 | Juan Granica S A, August 1, 2000, cover price $15.00

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A collection of short stories by Irish authors such as Clare Boylan, Fiona Barr, Rita Kelly, Emma Cooke, and Maeve Binchy
By Kathleen Walsh D'Arcy (editor), Louise Desalvo (editor) and Katherine Hogan (editor)

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9780807083413 | Beacon Pr, March 1, 1999, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: A collection of short stories by Irish authors such as Clare Boylan, Fiona Barr, Rita Kelly, Emma Cooke, and Maeve Binchy

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Product Description: Evoking Bloomsbury and Paris in the 1920s and '30s, an acclaimed biographer illuminates the dark motives behind masterpieces of 20th-century literature--particularly in the works of Virginia and Leonard Woolf, D.H. Lawrence, Djuna Barnes, and Henry Miller...read more

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9780452273238 | Reprint edition (Plume, November 1, 1995), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Evoking Bloomsbury and Paris in the 1920s and '30s, an acclaimed biographer illuminates the dark motives behind masterpieces of 20th-century literature--particularly in the works of Virginia and Leonard Woolf, D.

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Product Description: "Every creative act is a declaration of war," wrote Henry Miller. This fascinating book examines the motive of revenge as a catalyst for the creative process. Evoking Bloomsbury & Paris in the twenties & thirties, acclaimed biographer Louise DeSalvo focuses on four famous literary partnerships where the written word was used as a weapon of revenge...read more

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9780788151965 | Diane Pub Co, June 1, 1994, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: "Every creative act is a declaration of war," wrote Henry Miller.

Paperback:

9780788194986 | Diane Pub Co, June 1, 1994, cover price $14.00 | About this edition: "Every creative act is a declaration of war," wrote Henry Miller.

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Product Description: First published in 1984, Between Women provides groundbreaking analyses of women's writing about women. A compilation of stories from biographers, novelists, scholars and artists about their respective creative processes, this new edition also includes an introduction by Carolyn Heilbrun...read more

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9780415907705 | Reprint edition (Routledge, September 1, 1993), cover price $38.95 | About this edition: First published in 1984, Between Women provides groundbreaking analyses of women's writing about women.

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Twenty-seven stories portray life in modern Ireland

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9780807083253 | Reprint edition (Beacon Pr, April 1, 1991), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Twenty-seven stories portray life in modern Ireland

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Product Description: In this amazing odyssey of two black women from the 1930s to the present, all the storytelling gifts of a brilliant Pulitzer Prize -- winning writer are abundantly displayed.When we first meet Baby, she's one of six black children abandoned by their parents during the Depression...read more

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9780807063262 | Beacon Pr, April 1, 1989, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Drawing from letters, diaries, memoirs, and novels, Virginia Woolf's subjection to sexual abuse from the age of six into her young adulthood is chronicled, and the effect of that trauma on her personal life and her work is explored

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9780345366399 | Reissue edition (Ballantine Books, February 1, 1990), cover price $14.50 | About this edition: In this amazing odyssey of two black women from the 1930s to the present, all the storytelling gifts of a brilliant Pulitzer Prize -- winning writer are abundantly displayed.

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Twenty-seven stories portray life in modern Ireland

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9780807083208 | Beacon Pr, December 1, 1989, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Twenty-seven stories portray life in modern Ireland

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9780391035133 | Humanities Pr, March 1, 1987, cover price $12.50 | also contains Absolutely Almost

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This beautiful collection of correspondence reconstructs the lesbian romance between two literary greats, featuring five hundred letters spanning twenty years. (view table of contents)

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9781573441360, titled "The Letters of Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf" | Cleis Pr, October 1, 2001, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: This collection of letters offers a candid, intriguing record of the love affair between Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf as it documents their mutual relationship from 1922 to 1941.
9780688039639 | William Morrow & Co, January 1, 1985, cover price $3.98 | About this edition: This collection of never-before-published letters offers a candid, intriguing record of the love affair between Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf as it documents their mutual relationship from 1922 to 1941

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