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Dopo il grande successo della conversazione con Federica Piacentini che ci ha presentato il suo primo romanzo COMINCIA A BROOKLYN, il nostro prossimo incontro su Zoom per il NYIW Bookclub sara' domenica, 7 maggio alle ore 17. L'appuntamento e' con la nostra carissima Gabriella Contestabile, che ci parlera' della sua terza opera appena pubblicata, la raccolta di racconti "THAT TIME OF DAY".

Come ben sapete, Gabriella si dedica alla scrittura da molto tempo e ha avuto molto successo precedentemente con i suoi primi due libri, ‘Sass, Smarts, and Stilettos - How Italian Women Make the Ordinary Extraordinary’ e "The Artisan's Star". Tutte e tre le pubblicazioni, inclusa THAT TIME OF DAY, sono disponibili da e Barnes and Noble.

Eccovi una breve biografia della nostra autrice, seguita dalla synopsis di THAT TIME OF DAY e alcuni commenti sul libro.


Gabriella Contestabile is an author, educator, and founder of Su Misura Journeys, a boutique travel company. She emigrated from Italy to New York in 1959. In her pre-writer life she worked as a foreign language teacher, a management education specialist, and as a fragrance and cosmetics executive. She is the author of ‘The Artisan’s Star’ and ‘Sass, Smarts, and Stilettos- How Italian Women Make the Ordinary Extraordinary'. Gabriella is passionate about the arts, multiculturalism, and social justice, all inspired by reading Dante, Dickens, and Louisa May Alcott at a very young age.


Title: That Time of Day

A pandemic survivor walks the trails of the Cinque Terre and looks back on a friend’s battle with AIDS years ago. A daughter returns to her mother’s beloved Florence as a final goodbye, only to rediscover herself inside the curtailed reincarnations of Florence’s past. And three sisters escort their mother back to their family vineyard in Abruzzo for one last confrontation with the past and the pursuit of something, if anything, that can be salvaged from a time when women were told to follow men.

Each woman in these stories faces her own time of day, a reckoning. The old choices no longer hold. So, what now? Where to flee for answers? We find them embedded in three places: in the arts, in the landscapes of our earth, and in connections. These, and sometimes these alone, keep us questing for love, for purpose, for who we are and where we are meant to


Opening quote of the book

“It is the hour when the sky has lost its sun but has not yet found its stars”- Jacques Guerlain

Quotes from testimonial/review

“Her stories capture the female experience- our joys, our sorrows, our regrets-and she always offers her characters, and readers, a ray of hope for a brighter future.” Marilyn Wilson, book reviewer, author of ‘The Wisdom of Listening and Life Outside the Box.”

“An invitation to an open heart and, just as important in this world, an open mind.”

Flavia Brunetti, author of ‘All the Way to Rome."

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