Book Reviews

In May of 2018:

Lisa Romeo published Starting with Goodbye: A Daugher’s Memoir of Love after Loss
It’s a story of reconnecting with her father after his death. As she moves through grief, and between NJ and Las Vegas, Lisa mulls midlife, marriage and motherhood, confronts changed sibling relationships, questions death rituals, and examines Italian-American family dynamics.

Lorraine Mangione, co-author of Daughters, Dads, and the Path Through Grief: Tales from Italian America, had this to say: 

Starting with Goodbye is an inspirational book, filled with nuance, complexity, layers, and honesty. Fine writing, humor, metaphors, wry insights and observations that grab you and hold you connected with the author on her sometimes funny and sometimes sorrowful, but always insightful journey.”

The book is available from online book outlets; at select NY metro area Barnes & Noble stores; and many independent booksellers.

More info at Lisa Romeo website.

In October of 2017:
Robert Savino Suffolk County Poet Laureate 2015-2017

celebrated Italian Heritage month with the publication of No Distance Between Us (Nessuna Distanza Tra Noi), a collection of Italian American Poets of Long Island.

This volume contains a diverse representation of 47 Long Island Italian American poets, including 4 poets laureate. Between the covers of this treasure you will discover poems of beginners to professional poets.
The poems, in English, are complimented by Italian translation and demonstrate an outpouring of Italian traits . . . gentleness, generosity, good humor and love of family and food. No Distance Between Us is a family treasure and a value for students and teachers, as well.

Editors Robert Savino and James P. Wagner. Published by Local Gems Press
Available on Amazon.