All My Uncle Tonys

Trip Itinerary, 1995: Rome, Positano, Sicily. In 1995, a recently discovered box of 100-year-old letters belonging to my grandmother initiated a decades-long search into the lives of my Sicilian ancestors.  “All My Uncle Tonys” is a chapter from my book in...

FIORI FINTI

  (In Italy, fake flowers, usually silk) The path of my twenty-nine-year marriage was lined with flowers. Flowers of all varieties, all colors, in vases, in baskets, and in long skinny boxes, wrapped in cellophane, sheathed in tissue, tied with ribbons, and...

A Page from a Book

There will be a book. But for now, there are chapters. Lots of them. Some will make it. Others will not. All My Therapists 2000 “You realize, Carol, that you won’t be free until your mother dies.” Dr. Stella was the third therapist I’d been to since my marriage ended....

Evolution of A Book – Part 2

Tramonto – Sunset in Sicily Photo by Egidio Maio, Santa Lucia del Mela 2023 There is a mystery in my family and at the heart of my book in progress. It all began here in this place of the spectacular sunset: Santa Lucia del Mela, on the eastern tip of Sicily,...
Evolution of A Book

Evolution of A Book

It began like this… Recently Divorced Woman goes to Rome…you probably heard that one before. So did Elizabeth Gilbert who wrote it so brilliantly that I wouldn’t have dared. And then there was that movie and how can anyone compete with that? All those...

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