The Strega and the DreamerDate published: 2012Publisher: Create SpaceISBN: 9781470008277Format of book: Soft coverBook dimensions: 9" x 6"Number of pages: 374Language of book: EnglishReader categories: Fiction, Culture/Heritage, History, RomancePURCHASE BOOKPURCHASE EBOOK
Theresa C. Dintino
Eva, an Italian Strega, midwife and healer, is fully committed to her small hilltop village in Abruzzi. Her husband Marcello is a man with a dream of America—a dream Eva does not share. When famine comes, Marcello leaves his family behind and travels to America searching for a more prosperous life.During their six-year separation, Eva dedicates herself to the people of the village with her Strega duties and—although it is taboo for a woman—she secretly learns of modern medicine. When Marcello calls for Eva to join him in America, she must choose between staying in her beloved Abruzzi where she has family and her Strega calling, or moving to a new land where midwifery is considered barbaric and is being systematically eliminated.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Theresa C. Dintino is an ancestral Strega (Italian wise woman). Her grandparents immigrated from the Abruzzi region of Italy at the turn of the last century. Her grandmother was a Strega, an herbalist, midwife, and healer. Her novel, The Strega and the Dreamer, is based on the true story of their immigration to New Hampshire.Theresa is also the author of Ode to Minoaand Stories They Told Me, two novels exploring the life of a snake priestess in Bronze Age Crete.