Bank Square Books presents an open house book signing with local author Jerie Catillo (The Rest of the Iceberg). This event is free and open to the public.
About the Book
Jerie Catillo is the author of a memoir entitled With Broken Wings, the wrenching story of a life filled with abuse both emotionally and physically, and how she was able to maintain her sanity and positive outlook. However, there were dark secrets Catillo didn't, couldn't tell in her memoir because they were too painful, and because the truth might hurt others. Jerie experienced a life she wouldn't wish on anyone else. Her children rejected her, two husbands abused her and almost damaged her beyond repair. The church, which should have been a source of consolation, added to the pain. Dark, shadowy figures haunted her and her third husband, Rocco - her savior and best friend - tormenting them. To add to the heavy burden of emotional and physical abuse, Catillo's health failed with a plethora of illnesses that threaten her life every day. While this story is fiction, there is a strong undercurrent of truth. So many women today deal with mounting pressures in this violent and crazy world we live in. Jerie Catillo's new novel will encourage all of those women dealing with abuse to cope. If she can do, Jerie knows, you can, too. With Broken Wings was the tip of the iceberg. Now read the evocative and emotive story and find strength in The Rest of the Iceberg!
About the Author
Jerie Catillo was born in New Brunswick, Canada, moved to U.S.A. at age 15 and became a U.S citizen at age 21. Speaking mostly French, the language barrier made her high-school years in the U.S. difficult, but—with much hard work—she eventually received her high-school GED. Over the years, she went on to college and, in 1984, received an Associate’s Degree and then, in 1991, graduated from University of Connecticut with a Bachelor’s Degree. Jerie knew she had a story that needed to be told. She started writing her memoir, With Broken Wings, in 1974; and, after being side-lined over the years by many of life’s interruptions, she completed it—39 years later—in June of 2013. She is the mother of 2 adult children and 1 adult granddaughter. Jerie and her husband Joe have been married for 33 years and live in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Jerie Catillo is the author of a memoir entitled "With Broken Wings," the wrenching story of a life filled with abuse both emotionally and physically, and how she was able to maintain her sanity and positive outlook. However, there were dark secrets Catillo didn't, couldn't tell in her memoir because they were too painful, and because the truth might hurt others.