Stella Mia

Stella Mia Author Rosanna Chiofalo
ISBN-10 0758275056
ISBN-13 9780758275059
Year 2014-12-30
Pages 368
Language English
Publisher Kensington
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Rosanna Chiofalo s poignant beautifully written novel evokes the stunning scenery of Sicily and the Aeolian Islands and tells of mothers and daughters love and sacrifice and the choices that resound across continents and through generations Julia Parlatone doesn t have much to remember her Italian mother by A grapevine that Sarina planted still flourishes in the backyard of Julia s childhood home in Astoria Queens And there s a song Stella Mia she recalls her mother singing my star my star you are the most beautiful star until the day she left three year old Julia behind and returned to Italy for good Now a happily married school teacher Julia tries not to dwell on a past she can t change or on a mother who chose to leave But in an old trunk in the family basement she discovers items that belonged to her mother a song book Tarot cards a Sicilian folk costume and a diary Sarina writes unflinchingly of her harsh childhood and of a first passionate love affair of blissful months spent living in the enchanting coastal resort town of Taormina and the unspoiled Aeolian Islands north of Sicily as well as the reasons she came to New York By the diary s end Julia knows she must track down her mother in Italy and piece together the rest of the complex bittersweet truth a journey that for better or worse will change her own life forever Praise For The Novels Of Rosanna ChiofaloCarissima What a glorious novel this is It s a celebration of life love and unlikely friendship through the eyes of two very different women Yet their similarities bind them together and will endear them to readers long after the last page is turned Bravissima for Carissima Susan Wiggs 1 New York Times bestselling author Fantastico I couldn t put it down Lisa Jackson 1 New York Times bestselling authorBella Fortuna Chiofalo brings the Italian immigrant community and neighborhoods richly to life Publishers Weekly Reading Rosanna Chiofalo s depiction of a modern Italian American family is like digging into a fresh bowl of pasta warm welcome and satisfying A deeply felt debut that affirms the importance of friends and family Italian style Lisa Verge Higgins author of Random Acts of Kindness Well drawn characters A charmer BookPage Sometimes tough sometimes tender always heartfelt and honest Bella Fortuna is a lively finely stitched tale of life and love family and friendship and a zest for cose Italiane Peter Pezzelli author of Home to Italy

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ISBN-10 9781617738630
Release 2014-12-30
Pages 368

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