It’s Thanksgiving weekend and workaholic photojournalist Anna Maria “A.M.” LaRusa returns to Federal Hill, a small Italian-American enclave in Rhode Island, to spend a quiet holiday with her only remaining relative, her Aunt Minnie, a hip, 96-year-old who texts and has a blog. But when a blizzard Nor’easter threatens New England, there is a change in plans. As A.M. and her aunt... [click here for more]
Is it real love when you can’t eat, can’t sleep, can’t catch your breath while watching Will practice his high dive at the pool, and are suspicious of your own quirky grandmother’s advice?
The summer has been mystical. Will, one of the handsomest boys in town, has been dating Dani and she prays every night that he’ll ask her to go steady before he heads off to college.... [click here for more]
Orphaned in Florence, Lucy Raymond takes the only employment she can find, that of a castrato assistant to an art and antiquities dealer. But as she grows into womanhood, her masquerade chafes, for it allows none of the romance she craves.
In her loneliness she often visits the Piazza della Signoria, where she gazes at the magnificent sculptures and dreams impossible dreams. Until one day, when she... [click here for more]