Can you ever really go home again? This hilarious, hard-hitting and big-hearted novel brings to mind the movie A Bronx Tale as it follows Angela back home to her Italian-American family in the Bronx to prepare for her brother’s wedding. As Angela navigates love, guilt, and red gravy, she learns the price of living in the past, allowing her parents to squeeze her back into her childhood bedroom, and the cost of redemption.
Patricia Dunn is an Italian rebel raised in the Bronx. She is the author of the young adult novel, Rebels by Accident (Sourcebooks Fire). Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Salon, The Village Voice, The Nation, LA Weekly, and The Christian Science Monitor. Dunn has served as the senior director of the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College, where she holds an MFA in creative writing. She is the co-founder of The Joe Papaleo Writers Workshop in Cetera, Italy.
Tessa Smith McGovern is an author and writing coach. She has taught at the Writing Institute, Sarah Lawrence College, NY, since 2011 and her class, 'How to Link Your Short Stories or Memoirs into a Collection' runs in the spring and fall. She's the host of two free, weekly writing workshops on Zoom for the Westport Library where people get inspired to write, improve their craft, and submit their stories for publication. Tessa is currently writing a contemporary fantasy novel inspired by British mythology and pursuing her MFA in Writing at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.