On August 23, the GPL’s Thursday Morning Club will welcome author Alice Manica to the LeVanway Room at 10am. Manica’s novel, Finding Alma: An Italian Journey tells the story of Alma Morelli’s discovery of cousins in her grandfather’s hometown in Italy and of their joys and sorrows together over forty-five years.
Manica’s dream of publishing this novel was conceived shortly after her first visit to Europe in the 1970s. After lying dormant for forty years, the dream came to fruition. In between her writing projects, she has led an active life as a mother, wife, RN, traveler, and lover of all things Italian. Presently, she alternates seasonal living between MA and FL and continues to enjoy frequent visits to Italy.