You have given us a dream through your writing: an unconditional love for your roots and for all the people of San Mauro. Please, let us be your dream come true: your great big family in this in-between world. Being Italian American is a large part of what you are so today. We are very proud to celebrate all the love you have given to us by showing all the love we have for you.
~ Maria Giovanna Barra, in San Mauro Cilento, Italy, May 2016
Maria Mazziotti Gillan is the author of twenty books. Her latest publication is the poetry and art collection, The Girls in the Chartreuse Jackets. Maria's official website is at MariaGillan.com.