Follow Your Heart (Paperback)

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This is my all time favorite -- a letter from an Italian grandmother to her estranged granddaughter in the US encouraging her to follow her heart. A wonderful gift for all! -Annie

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A gift to me years ago- a classic backlist  title- a letter from an Italian grandmother to her granddaughter- Follow your heart.

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An international bestseller with tremendous word-of-mouth appeal, Follow Your Heart is a bittersweet, heartwarming novel spanning generations and teaching the universal truths about life, love, and what lies within each of us.  Originally published in Italy, Follow Your Heart won the coveted Premio Donna Citta di Roma and sold over 800,000 copies in that country alone before hitting bestseller lists throughout the rest of Europe.  Now North American readers can enjoy the novel that has won over the world.

It begins in late autumn 1992 as an elderly Italian woman, prompted by the knowledge of her encroaching death, sits down to write a letter to her granddaughter now grown and living in far-off America.  Through these moving reflections, we see one life laid bare--joys, sorrows, regrets, and all.  And through the eyes of a woman nearing the end of her days, we come to understand what life experience has taught her:  that no matter what the stakes, we must look within ourselves and gather the courage to follow our hearts.

About the Author

Susanna Tamaro is the author of more than 15 books of fiction and nonfiction, published in more than 40 countries. They include the novel Follow Your Heart; a memoir, Turning Home; a collection of short stories; and several children's books. Born in Trieste, Italy, Tamaro lives on a farm in Umbria.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780385316576
ISBN-10: 0385316577
Publisher: Delta
Publication Date: August 1st, 1996
Pages: 208
Language: English