Tuesday, December 31, 1991

House On Via Gombito: Writing by North American Women Abroad

House On Via Gombito: Writing by North American Women Abroad
by Madelon Sprengnether (Author) , C.W. Truesdale (Editor)

Amazon 2nd ed. listing, has my name, but no link
I had NO idea that it even went into a 2nd edition in 1997, and a 3rd printing!
Well, I guess have a first edition, then.

My story Night Train to Moscow: Waging Peace, was picked up by Black Dog & Leventhal (Workman) in 2001. Writing the Rails: Train Adventures By the World's Best-Loved Writers  by Edward C. Goodman (Author). Alas, it was remaindered right after it came out, right before 9/11. I never did get to do an author reading at Barnes & Noble. I will publish more info on this in 2001 entry. 

Night Train to Moscow: Waging Peace / Maureen Hurley p. 179
I do not have an electronic facsimile of my story. Only way to get it is to scan pages, but I've no OCR software. I may scan pages direct.  —MH, 2014

House On Via Gombito: Writing by North American Women Abroad

From Publishers Weekly:
The nearly 50 short pieces of travel writing that comprise this volume display such a wealth of perspectives and explore such a variety of locales that the book is a splendid adventure in its own right. In "Ramont Hall" Rhiannon Paine looks back to 1973 when, at the age of 25, armed with a broken umbrella, a "dilapidating Mini" and youthful enthusiasm, she set out to see England. Helen Degen Cohen, who, as an eight-year-old Jewish girl narrowly escaped being deported to a concentration camp, describes her "Return to Warsaw" to visit the Catholic woman who hid her during World War II. Patricia Hampl's "Italian Two-Part Invention" savors the romance of a damp Venetian winter; a visit to a monastery during one sunny Umbrian spring triggers a memory of the author's childhood. Melissa Sanders-Self's fictional "Nameless Things" follows the daily grind of a young American woman who serves drinks in a Tokyo club that caters to Japanese businessmen. Catherine Stearns's "Icarus in Africa" is a series of letters from a feisty woman who signs herself "Ma" and who, at 60, starts out to teach at a rural school in Zambia. Sprengnether wrote Rivers, Stories, Houses, Dreamsone title and Truesdale is publisher of New Rivers.

Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Madeline Sprengnether

from Miami University Libraries

Published:Minneapolis, MN : New Rivers Press, 1991, 1997
Table of Contents:Introduction to the Second Edition / C. W. Truesdale
Introduction / Madelon Sprengnether
Introduction / C. W. Truesdale
Introduction: "Flying" / Beverly Baranowski
Via Pochutla / Barbara Abel 3
Juan Mina / Gretchen T. Legler 16
That Summer in Caracas / Linda Mathiason Norlander 34
Friends of the Teatro Colon / Nina Barragan 43
Icarus in Africa / Catherine Stearns 55
A Moroccan Memoir / Sarah Streed 63
The Cook's Child / Kathleen Coskran 100
Maputo: A Writer's Diary / Sharon Mayes 112
Mis en Abyme / Apathee Ananke 131
Borders: Thoughts and Images / Sharon Brown 143
The Search for Blind Camels and Balloons: A Mother-Daughter Memoir / Jane MaehrKatherine Maehr 151
Ahar / Nora Reza 159
The Errand / Nora Reza 165
Rain of Flowers / Mimi Albert 169
Night Train to Moscow: Waging Peace / Maureen Hurley179
Return to Warsaw / Helen Degen Cohen 196
In the Vernacular / Martha Roth 209
Coming Out in London and Beyond / Nicole Dillenberg 227
Two Nuns / Nancy Raeburn 243
Barba Manolis / Nancy Raeburn 249
Ramont Hall / Rhiannon Paine 263
A Walk on Hadrian's Wall / Rhiannon Paine 269
Excerpts from a European Travelogue / Jennifer Holt 274
Of Catalans and Kings / Judith Barrington 287
Alone and Footloose in the South of France / Susan A. D. Hunter 296
Rosenthallohne 8 / Jennifer OchtrupMonica Ochtrup 313
Borders / Sharon Chmielarz 325
Journeys in the Hidden World / Emily Meier 333
The Drive / Chitra Divakaruni 343
Tourists / Chitra Divakaruni 345
A Trip to the Hills / Chitra Divakaruni 347
Termini / Chitra Divakaruni 349
Italian Two-Part Invitation / Patricia Hampl 351
Toccata and Variations on Venice / Mardith Louisell 361
Chiaroscuro / Julie Landsman 368
The House on Via Gombito / Margaret Todd Maitland 378
Fata Morgana: Memories of Italy / Madelon Sprengnether395
Vicoletto: Scenes from Naples / Margot Fortunato 409
Evening in Padang / Linda Woolman Perry 423
Taxi / Vivian Vie Balfour 427
Belinda / Vivian Vie Balfour 435
A Thousand Farewells / Deborah Fass 444
Nameless Things / Melissa Sanders-Self 450
Pilgrimage to Atagoyama / Constance Crawford 462
The Blue-Green Seas of Forever / Michelle Dominique Leigh 475
Ontology and the Trucker / Diane Glancy 491
Contributors' Notes 495
Additional Authors:Sprengnether, Madelon
Truesdale, C. W. (Calvin William), 1929-
Notes:LCCN: 97069733
ISBN: 0898231825
"A New Rivers abroad book."
Physical Description:xix, 505 p. ; 23 cm
OCLC Number:38429465

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