From her early childhood days in Italy during the early postwar years, to her life as a young wife and mother in Brooklyn during the 1950s, Marietta is haunted by hard questions from her past. In her struggle to be free, she realizes what she must do: discover the truth about her tangled family life even at the risk of losing the little she has left.
“Orange Peels and Cobblestones” by Rose Marie Dunphy is a novel about the enduring power of love amid abandonment, rejection, betrayal and the consequences of other's decisions. It has received five star reviews on Amazon.
"In this intimate and engaging debut novel, Rose Marie Dunphy provides us lessons about love, loss and how the power of forgiveness will make us whole again...This lovely book is poignant, heartbreaking, and like all good stories is full of redemption and insight," says Dr. Fred Luskin, Director, Stanford Forgiveness Projects and the author of “Forgive for Good and Forgive for Love”.
"A coming-of-age love story, compellingly told, with a combination or controlled sentiment and wry humor that brings to life Italy, Brooklyn, and New York and Southern California during the 1960s - each location forming the backdrop of Marietta's unique narrative and complicated family life...A great read," says Marion Osmun, Editor, New York, NY.
Debbie, a reader on Amazon, said ”I feel like I entered her soul. What a story about family and love! Easy reading, the words flowed and the pages turned so easily.”
Dr. Eileen Brennan, a Licensed Psychoanalyst, said “Orange Peels and Cobblestones is a great read that provokes our interest and satisfies our soul. While Brooklyn has long been home to churches and immigrants, it is Marietta's journey that dramatizes the intimate joys and cold challenges nurtured within this transitional community. Personally, through this novel, I treasure joining Marietta revisiting my own immigrant, isolating and tender school days housed in a multi-generational, downtown brownstone. Psychoanalytically, in reading, and re-reading portions of, Orange Peels and Cobblestones I experience Marietta's deep creative instincts driving her birthing of self and of family.”
“Orange Peels and Cobblestones” is available in Kindle and Paperback from Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Orange-Peels-and-Cobblestones-ebook/dp/B00BGJ9UVE/...