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Eileen Colucci

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A native New Yorker, Eileen Colucci has been living in Rabat with her Moroccan husband for the past thirty-plus years. She is a former teacher and recently retired after twenty-eight years as a translator with the U.S. Embassy, Rabat. Her articles and short stories have appeared in various publications and ezines including Fodor's Morocco, Parents' Press, The New Dominion and Expat Women. SHE'S LIKE A RAINBOW is her second novel.



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The Strings of the Lute

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Recently someone who is helping me to promote my new book, SHE'S LIKE A RAINBOW, asked me what my Mission Statement was. Surprisingly, I did not have to think about it for a very long time. My answer came spontaneously. My statement:

It is my hope that my books will promote peace and understanding among people of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. My aim is to stimulate discussion on eve... Read more of this blog post »
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Bonding at the Salon de Coiffure (Nonfiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:34PM
Description: A short story about an unexpected opportunity I had to bond with my new daughter-in-law, 4,000 miles (6,000 km) from "home."
Those Who Can, Those Who Can't, and Those Who Shouldn't Teach (Nonfiction)
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Description: Essay, creative non-fiction
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Another great story about Edward. I've read the first two Edward novels and by now it's like meeting up with an old friend. This time he is married and the book is written as notes to his not yet born child. Edward has Asperger's syndrome and has cle ...more
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The other night my book group and I, a bunch of expats in Morocco (7 Americans, 1 Lebanese, 1 Brit and 1 Canadian) got together to discuss THE EXPATRIATES. We all found it to be pretty much spot on in its portrayal of expats in general. Although, we ...more
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message 10: by Eileen

Eileen I recently saw Joe Cocker in concert in Rabat; felt compelled to write about it. My piece is posted on the www.expatwomen.com website. Look under "Stories" -- the title is "Feelin Alright in Morocco."


Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi Eileen and thanks for the add. I love your website. Have a bountiful Thanksgiving!
Smiles,
Jeannie


Kathy Hi Eileen. Thanks for the friend request. What an interesting person you are. Living in Morocco, wow! Strings of the Lute sounds like a great story. I have added it to my "to read" list. I look forward to conversing with you.


message 7: by Fiona

Fiona Thanks for friending me Eileen - glad to meet another sane person who didn't like that awful Lovely Bones. Oh, if I believed in book burning that would be the first one in!


Eileen Hi Bonnie,
Happy to meet you! Lol, the house trade idea is tempting. The farthest "west" I've been in the US is Indiana (and I don't think that counts :)
Take care,
Eileen


Bonniemk I just added you to my list of friends when I got your request. Are you currently living in Morocco? Would love to come visit there!! Im from Jackson Hole, Wyoming home of Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone! Want to do a house trade??
Bonnie Wilcox


Gracee Hi Eileen - thank you for the invite. :) Your book sounds right up my alley. I've added it to my reads.




message 3: by Sandy

Sandy Hi Eileen,
Thanks for the add! and I guess that's true, though I've only ever managed to be the first once before! :)


Daniel
Eileen, I've added your book The Strings of the Lute to my to-read list.


Melanie Hi Eileen! Thanks for the invite - we do have quite a few books in common!


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