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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, which was recently published, is her second novel.

Colucci holds a BA in French and English from the University at Albany, SUNY, and an MA in Education from Framingham State University.

When not writing, Colucci enjoys practicing yoga, taking long walks and playing with her chocolate Labrador Retriever, Phoebo. Now that she and her husb

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The Strings of the Lute

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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)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:33PM
Description: Essay, creative non-fiction
The Strings of the Lute (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: A novel

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“The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits, can be preserved only by the most delicate handling. Yet we do not treat ourselves nor one another thus tenderly.”
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Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi Eileen and thanks for the add. I love your website. Have a bountiful Thanksgiving!

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.

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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,

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.

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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! :)

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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