The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, once home of Antonio Meucci, the true inventor of the telephone and his houseguest, the Italian patriot, Giuseppe Garibaldi, is proud to announce the cooperation with L'Idea Magazine and to present their first Literature Series article with a husband and wife team: John and Nancy Petralia, Co-Authors of Not in a Tuscan...

Sicily, 1935: Sarina, a young woman with three children, gives up her young daughter Tina to her aunt Vittoria, who lives in a different town, with no apparent explanation. The child, just four, at first is intrigued by the move, which she believes to be a summer vacation, but slowly reality settles in and her journey into abandonment begins. &nbs...

But Tina is a survivor. She is able to forgive those who took so much away from her, and her spirit triumphs over adversity. As she grows older, she struggles to keep the harsh realities of World War II and abandonment at a distance through her sense of humor, imagination and determination.   At age 15 fate intervenes again, and to gain pass...