This book chronicles the story of Margaret Croff, a middle-aged woman living a comfortable life in the United States, or so it seems on the surface. She is married to Steve, a successful accountant, and has a grown son, David, who is about to leave for Italy to further his career. David’s imminent departure triggers Margaret’s memories of her own stay in Italy when she was David’s age. The parallel narratives of Margaret's middle age and young life converge in a painful journey towards truth.
About the Author
Marisa De Franceschi came to Canada in 1948. She grew up in Windsor, Ontario, where she graduated from the University of Windsor and taught for a number of years. Her short stories, articles and book reviews have appeared in a variety of Canadian publications. She has twice been the recipient of the Okanagan Short Story Award. She currently lives in Windsor, Canada. She is the author of Family Matters and the editor of Pillars of Lace.