April 20, 2018 | Rome, Italy | °C
The American: For Italy & the World

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Kristine Crane

Kristine lives and writes in North Central Florida. She was a Fulbright scholar and once worked as a journalist in Rome.

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A grandmother's dress, extracted from its sleepy attic domain, opens into a world of Italian family memories.

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