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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)
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Description: Essay, creative non-fiction
The Strings of the Lute (Literature & Fiction)
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In the Name of Identity by Amin Maalouf
"I did enjoy reading Amin Maalouf's digression which resonated greatly with me. There are so many of us who simply don't feel at home anywhere, and that is why we need our books.We live in a world that needs to be more accepting of others and a who..." Read more of this review »
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"Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit answered to, in strongest conjuration." -- Charles Dickens

Lee prefaces her book with that most appropriate quote. In PACHINKO, Lee examines the idea of home and
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Usually I try to steer clear of violent stories so I hesitated to pick up this book that promises to look at “the roots of violence …in the American character.” However, I had read Boyle’s TORTILLA CURTAIN years ago and found it powerful so I decided ...more
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This is an enjoyable novel that reads kind of like a screenplay (Daisy Goodwin also writes the TV series based partly on the novel). I haven't seen the film version but I liked the book and it had the added advantage of getting inside the characters' ...more
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A bittersweet tale of magical realism, a genre dear to my heart: a thirteen-year-old girl discovers (along with the rest of the world) that she has magical healing powers. The writing is quite lyrical; not surprising since Jason Mott is an accomplish ...more
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I downloaded this for free from Amazon along with three other translated books in a (very generous!) special offer. Of the three I've read so far, I enjoyed this the most. It's a well written detective novel, a "who done it?" mixed in w
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Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.”
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- Atticus Finch”
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“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.

And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.”
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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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