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Growing up Colella ~ Mr. Lilac Bush

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(These stories are part of a larger unpublished novel with the same name. It is a semi-autobiographical novel about growing up in an Italian-American family in New Hampshire in the 1970s) Mr. Lilac Bush Carmen says, “Come and play The … Continue reading

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Growing up Colella ~ The Life Cycle

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(These stories are part of a larger unpublished novel with the same name. It is a semi-autobiographical novel about growing up in an Italian-American family in New Hampshire in the 1970s) The Life Cycle Until Dad and I went fishing, … Continue reading

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Mountain Mysteries and the Wombs of Women

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One of the main things I learned in writing The Strega and the Dreamer is that the womb is the power center in a woman. Reconnecting with my great-grandmother taught me the womb is the “mountain within,” a place of … Continue reading

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