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The next story in the collection is "Amore" by Laura Wolf. Linda comes from a large family and can't understand why her siblings think her love life is weird. She wants to find a foreign man to sweep her off her feet and take her far away from Ohio.
After a long line of men from all corners of the world, Linda meets Raffaele, an Italian. She hopes he's her ticket out of Ohio.
Most of the story follows Linda's disastrous attempt to make a multi-course meal for Raffaele and her family. Here the tale is reminiscent of A Thousand Days in Venice and its sequel A Thousand Days in Tuscany, the memoirs by Marlena de Blasi.
"Amore" bases it humor around funky sexual obsessions and women not being able to cook. Granted, it's a short story, but these clichés weren't enough to make it interesting.
The stories in the book are: (Click on a title to read reviews).