By Mary Ann Grossman
That child was once my maternal great-great-grandmother. She may be the oldest member of the Giordano relations to immigrate to the United Sates in 1917.
Over 5 generations, my memoir lines a family's lifestyles from the hills of Umbria to the mountains of western Pennsylvania; from Montreal's glistening snow and skyscrapers to New York's vibrancy, tragedy and continuous renewal.
Inspired partially by way of "An American Childhood," Annie Dillard's lyrical autobiography set in Pittsburgh, my memoir tells of a sheltered formative years rooted in kinfolk and small city culture and a coming of age challenged through the inevitable forces of swap. chiefly, it's the tale of the final word survival and strengthening of these kin bonds which are either primal and liberating.
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