February 24, 2018 | Rome, Italy | °C
The American: For Italy & the World

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Coming 'home'

By Kristine Crane
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L'Americana

Kristine Crane

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

Finish lines

The author gave birth to her first child, Julia, but getting there was every bit a marathon.

For love of pigs

You can take the girl out of Iowa, but good luck taking the Iowa out of the girl, especially when it comes to pig love.

The dress in the attic

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

Pianist to poet

Once a promising pianist, the author "graduated" to verse, with key life lessons learned along the way.

Happy Birthday you're pregnant

The 41-year-old author had a vision, but put it in her back drawer, until it came to life.

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