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House of Holy Fools: A Family Portrait in Six Cracked Parts

Lulu Press

By Amy Biancolli '85
Posted January 1, 2004
Tags Alumni Books Faculty Books
House of Holy Fools concerns the grace and genius of the author's late, great parents and sister - music critic Louis Biancolli, violinist Jeanne Mitchell Biancolli and aspiring pianist Lucy - who all died within 26 months of each other in 1992 and 1994. Written with humor and hope, it is a memoir of music, madness, miracles, faith and the insistent tug of life in the face of grief and death.

Amy Biancolli is a musical biographer, film critic and essayist whose work has appeared in books, newspapers, magazines, on the radio and on the Web. She is the author of Fritz Kreisler: Love's Sorrow, Love's Joy (1998 Amadeus Press), a biography of the iconic violinist.

One-third of the royalties from House of Holy Fools will go toward Emmaus House, Albany's Catholic Worker house, which offers aid and shelter to poor imimigrant families.

Anyone interested in learning more about the Catholic Worker movement can visit www.catholicworker.org or contact Fred Boehrer and Diana Conroy at: Emmaus House, 35 North Main Avenue, Albany, NY, 12203 (phone: 518 482-4966). If you'd rather not buy the book but would like to help Emmaus House, by all means make a (non-tax-deductible) contribution to them directly.

Lulu.com is a print-on-demand publisher and must print and bind each copy before it can be shipped. Online retailers have the book in stock already, but if you order directly from Lulu, printing & shipping can take 1-2 weeks.

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