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Maria Finn

Nonfiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20110121, 20100521

Fresh from a painful divorce, travel writer Maria Finn sought solace in something that made her happy: tango lessons. In her 2010 memoir, Hold Me Tight & Tango Me Home, Finn recounts how tango slowly took over her life, until a trip to the birthplace of the dance, Buenos Aires, gave her the confidence to open her heart again. Finn discusses how she mingles memoir with history to create her non-fiction.

| Subject Matter: Travel Writing, Tango, History | Interview Year: 2010 | Genre: Nonfiction |

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