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. A moving depiction of old age.
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. I often think about it. Why, I ask myself, of all our shared experiences, should this be the most vivid memory?