Lucia Barbini Falcone, author of Over Bridges Across Tables, a memoir about her family and Venetian culture, is the recipient of the Eisner Award in prose and has received writing honors from Writers Digest. She gives courses on Italian cooking and lectures on the history of Murano, and on the Dolomite Mountains. She also teaches a class, Italian for Travelers in the United States. Her book Over Bridges Across Tables can be found on Amazon.com.
I have a penchant for elegant tables and their coverings. My walk-in linen closet is full: the last time I counted, there were more than 100 tablecloths. I delve into my past to find the reason for my peculiarity, but all I come up with are memories of my