• Paperback: 304 pages
• Publisher: Harper Paperbacks (August 16, 2011)
An endearing and unforgettable memoir of love, self-discovery, and enduring, old-fashioned values.
Kristine Gasbarre made a New York career of dating driven, inaccessible men. When she realizes her love life will never result in happiness if she continues on the same path, she makes a big decision—relocating to Italy to discover her roots and find out what defines her adoring grandpa. But upon receiving the news of his sudden passing, she is lured away.
With nowhere left to go, Krissy returns to her small hometown for the first time in a decade to help care for her grandmother—a refined, private matriarch suffering from early dementia along with the loss of her husband. In her reluctant agreement to share the nearly lost love stories and transformative lessons from her rich sixty-year marriage, Krissy’s grandma becomes the one offering comfort as she coaches her granddaughter through the fear of loving. Grandma’s unapologetic femininity and secret giving spirit opens Krissy’s eyes about relationships, teaching her the single most important requisite for loving a man: first a woman has to learn the power of her own inner beauty.
Kristine Gasbarre lives in Brooklyn, New York, and is a celebrity interviewer and a culture and lifestyle contributor to women’s publications. She is a graduate of John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio, and Fordham University in New York City, with degrees in psychology and media studies. Her last name is pronounced the Italian way, except in her hometown, where it rhymes with “raspberry.”
Kristine’s Tour Stops
Tuesday, August 16th: nomadreader
Wednesday, August 17th: Rundpinne
Thursday, August 18th: Life In Review
Monday, August 22nd: BookNAround
Tuesday, August 23rd: 2 Kids and Tired Book Reviews
Wednesday, August 24th: Library of Clean Reads
Thursday, August 25th: Teresa’s Reading Corner
Tuesday, September 13th: Crazy for Books
Wednesday, September 14th: Peeking Between the Pages
Friday, September 16th: Books Like Breathing