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Carroll, Joanne

Joanne Carroll was born in Sydney. She now divides her time between Australia and Ireland. She has an M.Phil. in Creative Writing from Trinity College Dublin. Her first book, the two novellas In The Quietness of My Aunt\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s House and Bad Blood was published by UQP in 1996.
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The Italian Romance

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Lillian has had to make the hardest decision a woman can make. In war-torn Australia in 1947, she is forced to choose between her baby daughter and the love of her life, an Italian prisoner-of-war. She flees to Italy to make a new life in an act of love that haunts her for fifty years. An unexpected meeting in Rome, decades later, with her abandoned daughter Francesca sets in motion a new chapter in both their lives. Set between rural New South Wales and Italy, The Italian Romance examines the choices we make and their unexpected consequences. In this moving novel about families and the different faces of love, Joanne Carroll reminds us what it is to be human.