Wednesday, July 25, 2012
A Few Great Books
Another great immigrant story....my favorite kind of book. Perfect for picking up and putting down all day long. Or starting and falling asleep 5 minutes later, in spite of the fact that you have looked forward to reading it all day long.
After I read that book, I went on a Adriana Trigiani kick, and read these two which I loved just as much.
I own this non-fiction book by Trigiani I picked up for a Christmas present for myself last year, but re-read it...it is a memoir of sorts of both her grandmother's lives, which all these books were based on. SO much old-fashioned wisdom, examples of the strong work-ethic that existed long ago and practical advice. I turned down even more pages than I had the first time.
I found such inspiration in this book-I wish I could have known my grandmothers better, talked with them more, and gleaned from them their own thoughts and feelings and no doubt deep wisdom on family and work and life in general. I love this generation's reminders-I know it's good for me to hear them sometimes too.