Posts Tagged ‘Political Science’

If you were here, I would tell you about what I saw

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

 

 

Born just outside of Rome, Flavia
Brunetti grew up bouncing back and forth between Italy and California,
eventually moving back to the Eternal City and confirming her lifelong commitment to real gelato. 


Flavia holds a Master of Arts degree in Government and Politics from St. John’s
University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from John Cabot
University.
Today she travels the world working for an international humanitarian organization and spends her free time writing and wandering around her beloved Roma in constant search of bookstores and the perfect espresso. 



You can find her city blog on Rome at whichwaytorome.com and her portfolio of published writing at flaviinrome.com.
 
 
Until her dad died, Little considered herself a Californian. Now, thanks to half a letter, a symbol she can’t quite
remember, and writer’s block, she finds herself back in Italy, the country of her birth. In a headlong rush to return to her beloved San Francisco, Little
will travel throughout Italy, enlisting the help of the aunt who raised her, friends old and new, and the country itself, in her search for the answers she
needs.
 

This is the powerful story of those in search of a balance between wanderlust and the necessity to come home, a reminder that although we may be fragments, we are never a lost cause.
 
 
 
 
 
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If you were here, I
would tell you about what I saw, and I would say,
Papà, I think Italy is an artery. Jarring in its incredible ability
to become lifeblood not just for the people who are from here, but also for the
people who only come for a little while, or who have never been here at all but
dream of it nonetheless. If Italy is blood, then it is the vibrant color of
that which has gathered oxygen and will sweep from the heart to the entire
being. An arterial nation.

 

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Five women navigate life, careers, children, family, and the men in their lives.

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
40
Something
by
Shannon Peel
Genre:
Chick Lit, Contemporary Fiction
 
Five
women navigate life while juggling careers, children, family, and the
men in their lives.

 

Charlie
is bored with the family tradition of Sunday Dinner so she brings a
friend her family won’t approve of to spice things up a bit. Will
this friend go too far and cause too much damage?
Rose
only wants to do what is right and keep her family safe. How can she
do that when the world is so dangerous and her teenagers so willful.
Will helping a friend invite trouble into her perfect world?
Lindsay
loves to have fun and enjoys the company of men. She is a modern
playgirl who will stop at nothing to get a man’s attention. Will she
find what she’s looking for or something unexpected?
Sophie
wants to keep the peace and keep everyone happy, especially her
ex-husband, so her children will live with her full time. Will she
lose the children if she can’t afford to take care of them?
Justine
wants to escape her perfect life, she just doesn’t realize it. Will
she find the passion that is missing or will she continue to hide
behind her computer screen?  
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Shannon
Peel grew up in Enderby, BC where her family’s root run deep. Growing
up where television was either non existent or very limited she
relied on books & imagination to escape into the world
beyond. 
 

 

She
went to UBC to study and earn a general studies BA with a
concentration in Political Science and Economics. Macro analysis of
world events, social justice and human motivations became a passion
of hers. This passion is a driving force in all her stories, which
have political, economic, and social justice undercurrents. 


 

After
a career in the financial field she decided to stay home and raise
her two children until school age. In 2007 she return to the
workforce as a sales / marketing / advertising professional. She
currently resides in BC’s Lower Mainland with her two teenage
children. 


Shannon
Peel is a creative, intelligent professional with a 20 year proven
track record in sales, marketing, customer relations, project
management, presentations, and communication. 
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