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I've been travelling all over the word but expecially in Usa, where I've visited 36 States. When I was younger - yes, I've been younger! - I wrote two non-fiction books.
WHISPERING TIDES is my first novel and in its original version, ASCOLTAVO LE MAREE, has been adopted by the Modern & Classical Languages Department at Georgia State University in Atlanta as a teaching "tool" for its Italian language courses.
WHISPERING TIDES ended as Finalist both the 2012 contests for USA BEST BOOK AWARDS (Los Angeles CA) and for GLOBAL EBOOK AWARDS (Santa Barbara CA). I was the only italian author over thousands entrants from all over the world. And my novel won te Multicultural Fiction Section for 2013 Global eBook Awards edition.
In 2014 I was out tiwh my second italian novel SOLTANTO IL CIELO NON HA CONFINI, a tough story set on the "hot" border between Messico and Usa, in he El Paso/Ciudad Juarez area, along the Rio Grande river.
I'm married to Maria Rosa, a medical doctor who is a specialist in oncology and so she is also someone who is much more socially useful than I am, apart of being definitely a much more beautiful person too. If I could be reincarnated I would like to do it as a chef because cooking is the only other hobby of my life while good eating is the only sport I'm found of. I'm also very proud of having been an honorary citizen of Savannah, Georgia, where my novel is set, since 1998. Please, feel free to send me your opinions, suggestions and criticisms (even some appreciations too, please!). I will be pleased to read them all and I will do my best to answer.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org - email@example.com
My Blog: http://guido-mattioni.blogspot.com
Top Customer Reviews
Although it is the chronicle of one man's grief, WHISPERING TIDES is the story of a humanist and his love for his friends and the South, for the bright mystery of animals, for the unique vision of characters with unfettered souls, for the locals who live in and around Savannah, Georgia.
Dante might say that Alberto Landi, the main character of WHISPERING TIDES, is in the middle of life's journey and lost in a dark wood. Fifty years old, leading a successful life in Milan and surrounded by the trappings of wealth and glitterati, Alberto suddenly loses the love of his life, Nina, his wife of twenty-three years. His world crashes; he is lost without her. His grief is so deep that he journeys in body, mind and dreams across the globe to Savannah, Georgia, where once he knew happiness. He is in search of the rebirth that the new world and, especially, the southern sentiment and way of life, seem to offer. He stays at the home of a friend where he and his wife had enjoyed happier times. He revisits places and people he loves, commenting on and sharing their uniqueness. Vowing to rebuild his life there, he renounces his former work and possessions. Stripped clean of his old ways, he slowly, painstakingly begins his reawakening. To be more specific would give away the story.
Alberto has a love of Savannah, its history, its people, its animals.Read more ›
So far, my pick of 2012!
Alberto Landi, the protagonist in "Whispering Tides" took an impressive fall. After the horrific death of his beloved wife of 23 years, when his world crumbled, he left his home in Milan, Italy and with all his worldly possessions in two bags, moved heart and soul to Savannah where he slowly healed.
In Alberto's words: "Now I understood the sincere sensation that I had experienced the very first time I had arrived here and immediately felt this place hidden deeply inside something already familiar that belonged to me. It was almost as if that water and that mud, so remote from the places where I was born and had lived, were in reality elements that had always been known to me, so much so that from then on I felt as I was immersed, secure and at ease in an amniotic liquid."
Mattioni goes on to describe Savannah, its residents, the flowers, and the wildlife in such detail that the writing seems three-dimensional and in slow motion. This brilliant writer paints such beautiful pictures with his imaginative prose that I will not soon forget them.
Whispering Tides is not a story of grief and loss. It is a wondrous love story between Alberto and his wife, Nina, and his romance with every nuance of Savannah.
The chronicle of his search for a house is intriguing, since the novelist uses this excuse to offer his view of that marvelous city, describing it with details that will certainly entice the reader to go visit it, spending long descriptions on diners, waterways, bird personalities and local characters, items that certainly would be missed by tour operators and even a well-written guidebook.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really tried to read this book. First I thought it was the holidays; then winter; then spring; now summer. I can't get into this book. It sounded good. Read morePublished on August 10, 2013 by Pam
This came on time good wrapping, fabulous book on the Savannah culture by an italian!Ill buy again from this seller!Published on July 13, 2013 by Gigi
This book was a chore to read. The author used so many words to describe everything, often going off and describing something else. Read morePublished on March 20, 2013 by Shirley S
Tried and tried to get engaged with the author, but it was too slow. Sorry. I wish I could have enjoyed it more.Published on December 29, 2012 by RT
I was hoping this ebook would be interesting, especially since it takes place in Savannah, Georgia. But this book is just a rambling of a person's thoughts . . . Read morePublished on November 25, 2012 by LucyMayBR
I gave this book 5 stars for I found it to be a book that kept my interest from the start till the end. Read morePublished on November 20, 2012 by Sunni
Great reading! Learned a lot about Savannah and the history. Couldn't put it down once I started reading it. Well written and thought provoking.Published on November 16, 2012 by A. Schoellhorn
Guido has captured all of the emotions one can feel in this touching story. I laughed and I cried reading his beautiful story of love and friendship. Read morePublished on May 15, 2012 by Vicki Sepielli