Like FamilyBook - 2015
When a young married couple hire a middle-aged widow during the wife, Nora's, difficult pregnancy, they don't realize the dominating force she will become in their small family. Signora A, maid, nanny, and confidante, becomes the glue in their household, and over time, the steady and loving presence whose benign influence allows them to negotiate the complexities of married life. But the delicate fabric of the young family comes undone when Signora A is diagnosed with lung cancer. After she becomes too sick to work, both husband and wife feel the strain of her absence. Moving seamlessly between the past and present, Giordano weaves together the layers of Signora A's devotion and sacrifice, from her early experiences of love during a tragically short marriage, to her adoration of her new surrogate family.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2015
Characteristics: 146 p. ; 19 cm