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Elizabeth Vallone

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Elizabeth Palombella Vallone possesses a B.A. and M.S. degree from Montclair State University and Long Island University. She is a teacher and freelance writer. A contributing author to the anthologies Imprints on Rockland County History (1983) and Curragia: Writings of Italian-American Women (1998), Mrs. Vallone published Stone Perpendicular to Stone—A Tribute to the Land of My Ancestors in 1997. In 2005 she tried her hand at historical fiction and produced the two works. Beyond Bagheria is set in the early twentieth century and the other, Barbarossa’s Princess, is set in 12th century Sicily. Her newest work, Heaven, Hell and Hoboken is scheduled to be released in 2015. Originally from Hoboken, New Jersey, she lives in Rockland County .

My parents’ memories

By Elizabeth Palombella Vallone My growing up years were filled with recollections of the ‘old country,’ since my parents didn’t come to the United States...

Come dire addio ad un uomo di famiglia: Onofrio Palombella.

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IL TEATRO DEI PUPI (PUPPET THEATER)

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