Bruno a cronically ill child lives in protective isolation and invents another child, Tamarindo, to play with. His doctor, Florindo Soldi, who besides medical care gives him understanding and love,... More > gains Bruno's trust and the little patient shares with him the adventures and emotions of the days spent with Tamarindo. The doctor weaves those stories into an intimate narrative about growing up and leaving childhood behind.< Less
Like everything that can grow love needs nourishment. It finds that nourishment in the intimacy of the lovers, in the strength and honesty of the relationships that grow out of that intimacy and in... More > the endearment of the sorroundings where love makes its home. Love fills every nook and cranny of lovers' lives, it sustains those lives through adversity, it guides them through challenges and leaves them sealed in rich memories.
The poems collected here are just one more instance of the story which all of us have experienced or witnessed and which has surprised us with its unexpected turns and comforted us with its resilience.< Less
The poems in this collection were written over a span of thirty years as I was learning a new language, growing a family, becoming a citizen in a new country and finding my way. They speak of and to... More > my children, my wife, and the animals that became part of our lives. They are reflections upon incidents, events and encounters that affected me.
Some poems touch upon intimate feelings that we all experience at times in the intimacy of our families, at times in the public space. Other poems respond to the impact that so often nature has on our feelings and emotions. They have helped me find my identity in the land of my choice. The are now the store of some of my memories.< Less
The poems in this collection relate to episodes in the history of America from its discovery to the present. Some poems were inspired by the impact of that discovery on the original inhabitants as... More > well as on those who went or were taken to America afterwards. Other poems resonate with the challenges faced by Americans as they pursued and still pursue the legacy of the American Revolution. They express the personal and sympathetic views of one immigrant and reflect his experience of the moral and social issues faced by Americans.< Less