Jacqueline DeJohn was inspired to write Antonio's Wife by her father's stories about her grandmother Filomina, who came to America as a mail-order bride. This is her first novel. She lives in New York City.
By 1908 Francesca Frascatti has reached the pinnacle of success in the opera world. At night Francesca appears as Tosca at the Manhattan Opera House; but by day, she tries desperately to find her daughter before her cunning grandfather can spirit her away to Italy and out of her scandalous mother's reach forever.