Camille Cusumano is the author of Tango, an Argentine Love Story, a memoir of a woman who loved, lost, got mad, and decided to dance. She was an editor at VIA Magazine, the West’s award-winning travel publication, for 17 years. Her work has appeared in publications such as National Geographic Traveler, Islands, Country Living, the San Francisco Chronicle, North American Review, Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, the New York Times, Yoga Journal, Vegetarian Times, and the Washington Post. Her cookbook credits include The New Foods (Henry Holt), America Loves Salads (Literary Guild), Rodale’s Basic Natural Foods Cookbook (co-written with Carol Munson, Editor Charles Gerras), and Tofu, Tempeh, and Other Soy Delights (Rodale). Her novel, The Last Cannoli (Legas), first published in 2000, was inspired by her growing up in a rather large Sicilian American family. She is the editor of the literary anthology series (above): France, a Love Story, Italy, a Love Story, Mexico, a Love Story, and Greece, a Love Story, all published by Seal Press, a division of Perseus Books, Berkeley, California. See her blogs for updates on the writing life and her tango wanderings. www.camillecusumano.com
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The Last Cannoli
By Camille Cusumano
Published: December 5, 2012.
The Last Cannoli introduces the Donitella family—tribe might be more fitting. Spanning four decades the novel opens its mouth-watering tale in the '50s when the father's ritual story-telling begins to take on the power of prayer. The Donitellas will stay with you and you'll keep thinking of them as one thinks of interesting people.
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