Follow Your Heart book.
Follow Your Heart book. After a heart-attack the old woman who lives alone in her house in Trieste in Northern Italy feels the need to re-evaluate her past and to set things right with her nameless granddaughter in America before it’s too late.
110 quotes from Susanna Tamaro: 'Unshed tears leave a deposit on your heart. Eventually they form a crust around it and paralyze it, the way mineral deposits paralyze a washing machine. Depends on external things Has no object. Unshed tears leave a deposit on your heart. Susanna Tamaro, Follow Your Heart.
Susanna Tamaro was born in a middle class family in Trieste. The book was an international bestseller and it became the "Italian book most sold in the 20th century"
Susanna Tamaro was born in a middle class family in Trieste. Her mother is related to the Italian writer Italo Svevo. In 1976 Tamaro obtained a teaching diploma, and she received a scholarship to study at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, an Italian school of cinema, where she obtained a diploma in direction. The book was an international bestseller and it became the "Italian book most sold in the 20th century". The plot of Follow Your Heart revolves around Olga, an elderly woman who decides to write a long letter to her granddaughter in America. Olga reflects on her life and reveals to her granddaughter their family's secrets.
Our book club just finished reading Tamaro's "Follow Your Heart. This influence is so very powerful that as Tamaro shows us it travels from one generation to another. The general concensus was that this very unasuming little book is a powerhouse. The saying "Still waters run deep" is so applicable here. If you are looking for insightful reading, yet simple prose, "Follow Your Heart" is an excellent choice. 17 people found this helpful.
Tamaro reaches deep into your soul as she speaks to you through her character. No matter who you are, you can definitely relate to this book. There is such a strong conversation that goes on the moment you start the book. Tamaro's offered one of the best advice I've received so far in this book: stop for a moment, and listen to your heart.
Susanna Tamaro is the author of ten books of fiction and nonfiction, published in more than forty countries. They include the novel Follow Your Heart; a memoir, Turning Home; a collection of short stories; and four children's books. Born in Trieste, Tamaro lives on a farm in Umbria. John Cullen graduated with a P. in English literature from the University of Texas. His translations from German & Italian include Christa Wolf's "Medea", Adolf Holl's "The Left Hand of God", & Susanna Tamaro's "Follow Your Heart"
An elderly German/Italian woman tries to make sense of her troubled family relationships. Told in the form of a letter to her granddaughter, this book discusses themes of self-discovery and changing values.
An elderly German/Italian woman tries to make sense of her troubled family relationships. A moving depiction of old age. Find similar books Profile. Despite the fact that it happened so long ago, this is the episode of your mother's life that returns to haunt me over and over again.
Susanna Tamaro, Avril Bardoni. Driven by the fear of encroaching death, an elderly woman describes to a write a long letter to her granddaughter, in the shape of a diary. Part love letter and part confession, it is most importantly a bequest from an old woman at last brave enough to acknowledge that she has too long repressed her feelings and submitted to convention.