Follow your Heart

Follow your Heart

Book - 1995
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Baker & Taylor
In a series of letters, Olga, an elderly Italian woman, writes to her teenaged granddaughter in America, trying to encourage her independence and self-fulfillment as she relates the painful lessons of her own life and that of her daughter

Blackwell North Amer
With the wind whipping round the family house and the colors fading to winter, an elderly Italian woman, driven by fear of her encroaching death, decides to write a long letter to her granddaughter in America. In some ways it is a love letter; in others, a confession. Above all it is a bequest - of advice for life from an old woman at last brave enough to acknowledge that she has too long submitted to convention and kept hidden her feelings. She relives everything that has happened to her, teaching her granddaughter that the one important journey in life is to the center of ourselves - to the point where we can gather the courage to follow our hearts.

Baker
& Taylor

In a series of poignant letters, Olga, an elderly Italian woman, writes to her teenaged granddaughter in America, trying to encourage her independence and self-fulfillment as she relates the painful lessons of her own life and that of her daughter.

Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 1995.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780385478519
0385478518
Branch Call Number: TAM
Characteristics: 204 p. ; 19 cm.
Additional Contributors: Cullen, John 1942-

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WVMLStaffPicks Dec 18, 2014

This short novel was on the best seller list in Italy and England, but was somehow overlooked in Canada. It is a tenderly written memoir by a grandmother in which she explains to her granddaughter the circumstances of her life and her mother's life in a manner that conveys a great understanding of youth. Tamaro's simple style makes this memorable book very readable and appealing on many different levels.

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beau_suz
Apr 09, 2011

An excellent read; I didn't want to put the book down. Eloquently written... definitely a bittersweet and heartwarming novel. The description of the book is exactly how it's described in the item detail. I definitely would recommend this book. Enjoy.

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