Nancy Stolfo-Corti has written a book that will awaken your heart, your dreams and your longing, and carry you away on a ride through her life on The Other Side of Tuscany.
The daughter of an Italian baker and his seamstress wife, Nancy left her home in Dayton Ohio as a teenager to go to London on a scholarship at an exclusive fashion design school.
From London to Florence, Paris and Rome, then back to Florence to work, to love, to leave and to return, Nancy's story has all the elements of adventure, hard choices, passionate love, life threatening illnesses, family turmoil, and filaments of magic that are mysterious and exciting; little miracles (some not so little). Nancy's life as an American in Italy and an Italian in America, her Italian husband, her half Italian, half American children, raised half in Italy and half in America takes you inside that world where you are part of yet apart from, where language is not fully understood yet one keeps negotiating as if it were, where there is always the angst of family across the water, and always the richness of two places of home.
Like a master harpist, she'll tug at your heart strings, warm your heart, leave you crying and then restored. She'll take your breath away. She'll give it back. Her lyrical writing will hook you with questions that beg another page for an answer. Reminiscent of the latin american novelists, Nancy's work has an element that haunts, its truth.
Come away with Nancy Stolfo-Corti. Come to The Other Side of Tuscany.