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Book Title: All the Way to Italy: A modern tale of homecoming through generations past
Author: Flavia Brunetti
Category: Adult Fiction, 222 pages
Genre: Women’s Fiction (can fit into YA Fiction as well)
Publisher: Ali Ribelli Edizioni
Release date: April 21, 2018
Format available for review: ebook (mobi, ePub and PDF)
Tour dates: April 23 to May 18, 2018
Content Rating: PG for the occasional use of “for God’s sake” and a few religious references (though very mild). No violence, no swear words, and no sex scenes.
Until her dad died, Little considered herself a Californian. Now, thanks to half a letter, a symbol she can’t quite remember, and writer’s block, she finds herself back in Italy, the country of her birth. In a headlong rush to return to her beloved San Francisco, Little will journey throughout Italy, hoping to find the answers she needs to move on with her life so she need never look back. She’ll enlist the help of the woman who raised her, Sira, her father’s sister; but Sira has secrets she’s kept for decades, and Little underestimates the power of the country she fled years before.
In this powerful story of mixed cultures in a world trying to globalize, one girl’s struggle to leave her home behind will lead her back to the women in her family and the memories each of them has safeguarded through the generations. From war-torn Italy to the belpaese of today, All the Way to Italy is a tale for those in search of a balance between wanderlust and the necessity to come home, a reminder that although we may be fragments, we are never a lost cause.
Born just outside of Rome, Flavia Brunetti grew up bouncing back and forth between Italy and California, eventually moving back to the Eternal City and confirming her lifelong commitment to real gelato. Flavia holds a Master of Arts degree in Government and Politics from St. John’s University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from John Cabot University. Today she travels the world working for an international humanitarian organization and spends her free time writing and wandering around her beloved Roma in constant search of bookstores and the perfect espresso. You can find her city blog on Rome at whichwaytorome.com and her portfolio of published writing at flaviinrome.com
Meet Flavia Brunetti, young globetrotting author, and discover with us her book All the Way to Italy, published by multicultural indie publisher Ali Ribelli Edizioni. This is the first time the book is presented and an excellent opportunity to meet the author and the publisher.
Special Interview with the author of: All the Way to Italy by y Flavia Brunett
Three books that inspired All the Way to Italy
The books that inspired All the Way to Italy are rarely the same genre as my own; they’re simply books I adore, written by authors so incredible they made my fingers itch to pick up a pen. I limited myself to the top three, though there are many more!
American Gods, by Neil Gaiman. Actually, anything Neil Gaiman writes. He has a way with words that feels brand-new, like he’s reinventing the art. American Gods was the first book I ever read by him, and it got me thinking about the places we belong, the stories we belong to. It’s no coincidence that an excerpt from his short story Blueberry Girl is the opening quote for All the Way to Italy!
Beach Music, by Pat Conroy. When Pat Conroy died in 2016 I felt disconsolate in a way that rarely happens to me when I hear of famous people dying; I consider him hands down one of the greats of the literary world, and mourn the books he still had inside that we won’t be lucky enough to read. Pat Conroy was the first non-Italian writer I read who wrote about being an American in Rome in a way that felt so soft and reverent, it was holy. He made me fall in love with my city all over again. The book is set in Rome and South Carolina, and explores important pieces of history of both countries. It is beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.
Dune, by Frank Herbert. Science fiction is a favorite genre of mine, and Dune is one of the cornerstones. Herbert’s world building is incredible; I’ve read this book countless times, and cannot recommend it enough.
What about you? What books make you tick, cause you to stay up until 3 am even though you have to get up at 6 am, and then make you dream the entire next day?