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Marianna Randazzo, is the proud mother of three adult children, has been married for 33 years. She is recognized as an experienced educator; having taught students for over 30 years in New York City. A prolific writer, Marianna has been featured in popular magazines such as Staten Island Parent Magazine and Odyssey Science Magazine. In addition, she has won writing contests for InStyle Magazine, among others. In addition to her countless years of public service, Marianna is known for her speech and grant writing, as well as her involvement in numerous professional development, writing and reading organizations and fund-raising efforts. She is a great follower and lover of Italian traditions and culture. She also speaks Sicilian dialect fluently.
She currently resides in Staten Island, New York with her husband and is a "grandmother" to a Cane Corso, an Italian dog.
on July 16, 2013 :
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story. It was a combination of history and the heart wrenching story of a young girl during WWII. The author does a nice job at vividly describing different parts of Sicily as well. Enjoyable novel.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on June 29, 2013 :
I normally read spy novels or Lee Child type books. I read this book because my parents who grew up in Sicily used to tell similar stories. It was a fast and good read. It showed another side to WWII. I highly recommend it.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)