January 17, 2018 | Rome, Italy | °C
The American: For Italy & the World

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The dress in the attic

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.

Pianist to poet

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

Coming 'home'

For the author, time spent in Lazio's Sabine Hills pops open a treasure chest of Italian memories.

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.

One last dance

The author's father is getting married at 78, and the impending change elicits a flood of thoughts and memories.

Between two countries

For an American who spent vital years in Rome, nostalgia is less abstract than it is a kind of calling.

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