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Angela Paolantonio

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Angela Paolantonio is the author of THE GHOSTS OF ITALY (2016). In STILL LIFE WITH SAINTS (2020), she trades Mulholland Drive for via Fontana to live in the house where her Italian spirit was born, on a magical lane among the women of the village who take her under their wing and into their lives. Call it magic, serendipity, or maybe a dispatch from a past life Angela is compelled to listen and act on her inner voice. In her sequel to The Ghosts of Italy she's no longer out of her league. Italian folklore rules her days. Still Life with Saints the song of her nights.

“The mingling of a journey to find ancestral roots with a rustic love story, plenty of local color, and excellent descriptions of Italian cuisine, result in an intriguing and p
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Angela Paolantonio A follow up to my first book The Ghosts of Italy. So many great stories to tell...
Angela Paolantonio Storytelling comes naturally to me. I write from a narrative voice so it seems I'm easily inspired. When I sit down to write, it comes through me in v…moreStorytelling comes naturally to me. I write from a narrative voice so it seems I'm easily inspired. When I sit down to write, it comes through me in vocal waves, flowing just a bit further down, say to the keyboard and on to the page. (less)
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"Not to a garden, but a cave. A girl cave."


“We go deeper in winter. Not to a garden, but a cave.”


The power of this place eluded me for a long while. Several levels below street level, dug deep into a natural hollow of volcanic tufa, with a wide side alcove tall enough to stand in, it is supported by two successive stone arches, one lower and older than the other, with square niches built in to hold transverse wood beams, three larg

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“Only when we feel the story in each of its moments or places are we able to tell it properly.” #ElenaFerrante”
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“On Napoli, Elena Ferrante is more ferocious than Roberto Savino.”
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“On Napoli, Elena Ferrante is more ferocious than Roberto Savino.”
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“Only when we feel the story in each of its moments or places are we able to tell it properly.”
Elena Ferrante, Frantumaglia: A Writer's Journey
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“Where you come from is gone, where you thought you were going to was never there, and where you are is no good unless you can get away from it. Where is there a place for you to be? No place... Nothing outside you can give you any place... In yourself right now is all the place you've got.”
Flannery O'Connor , Wise Blood

“We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.”
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“Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
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Angela Paolantonio Lacey wrote: "Thanks for the follow! I read other things besides romance, but if you're looking for something to try, I suggest "An Extraordinary Union," by Alyssa Cole. =D"

Great to connect on Goodreads! 'Il Bello di Macchiursi' in #GhostsofItaly, was my (real life) extraordinary union...Some great scenes that were fun to write. A presto, Angela


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Lacey Thanks for the follow! I read other things besides romance, but if you're looking for something to try, I suggest "An Extraordinary Union," by Alyssa Cole. =D


Angela Paolantonio Stories never live alone. They are the branches of a family that we have to trace back, and forward. - Roberto Calasso


Angela Paolantonio The real heart and core of the country are not to come in a month's vacation. One must summer and winter with the land and wait it's occasions. - Mary Austin


Angela Paolantonio What counts is what we are and the way we deepen our relationship with the world and with others, a relationship that can be one both of love for all that exists and of desire for its transformation. - Italo Calvino #GhostsofItaly


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