- File Size: 3952 KB
- Print Length: 41 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: January 25, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00SQTZK8O
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #187,277 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Stories My Grandfather Told Me... and other tales Kindle Edition
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This little book of family stories, fables and lore is lovingly written by the author as a tribute to her family. In some ways, it is also the backstory of one of her characters, Mina.
As we are personally exploring adding a feline to our tiny family unit, I read her story: "There once was a cat" more than once. It really seems to be the most personal story for me, and one example of the courage not only of Ms. Swan's family, but even the four-footeds in her history.
Maria writes:"I loved my grandfather with all my heart. “You know,” he said to me. “I would love to be a fly on the wall of this house after I’m dead.”“Whatever for?”“Just to see who will grab what. That’s when you can tell those who are sincere in their feelings from those who are just greedy.” I, for one, think that she got the best stuff without greediness. She got the stories. Well written and wonderfully authentic
This little "diary" is written, not with the polished hand Maria Grazia Swan employs in her novels, but in the manner of a casual conversation with a good friend. Since I have family in Valdagno, Italy (my son and his Italian wife and her extended family), I felt I was getting a glimpse into my in-law's family history, as well as Maria's.
Even without a personal Italian connection, anyone would surely enjoy this short trip into a gentler, more innocent past.
Thank you so much for sharing, Maria.
I won a copy of a book of my choice from Ms. Swan during the release party for another author.
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