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by Susanna Tamaro
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Genre Fiction
  • Author:
    Susanna Tamaro
  • ISBN:
    0385316577
  • ISBN13:
    978-0385316576
  • Genre:
  • Publisher:
    Delta; English Language edition (August 1, 1996)
  • Pages:
    208 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Genre Fiction
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  • FB2 format
    1156 kb
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    1541 kb
  • DJVU format
    1736 kb
  • Rating:
    4.7
  • Votes:
    102
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Follow Your Heart book.

Follow Your Heart book. After a heart-attack the old woman who lives alone in her house in Trieste in Northern Italy feels the need to re-evaluate her past and to set things right with her nameless granddaughter in America before it’s too late.

110 quotes from Susanna Tamaro: 'Unshed tears leave a deposit on your heart. Eventually they form a crust around it and paralyze it, the way mineral deposits paralyze a washing machine. Depends on external things Has no object. Unshed tears leave a deposit on your heart. Susanna Tamaro, Follow Your Heart.

Susanna Tamaro was born in a middle class family in Trieste. The book was an international bestseller and it became the "Italian book most sold in the 20th century"

Susanna Tamaro was born in a middle class family in Trieste. Her mother is related to the Italian writer Italo Svevo. In 1976 Tamaro obtained a teaching diploma, and she received a scholarship to study at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, an Italian school of cinema, where she obtained a diploma in direction. The book was an international bestseller and it became the "Italian book most sold in the 20th century". The plot of Follow Your Heart revolves around Olga, an elderly woman who decides to write a long letter to her granddaughter in America. Olga reflects on her life and reveals to her granddaughter their family's secrets.

Our book club just finished reading Tamaro's "Follow Your Heart. This influence is so very powerful that as Tamaro shows us it travels from one generation to another. The general concensus was that this very unasuming little book is a powerhouse. The saying "Still waters run deep" is so applicable here. If you are looking for insightful reading, yet simple prose, "Follow Your Heart" is an excellent choice. 17 people found this helpful.

Susanna Tamaro is the author of ten books of fiction and nonfiction, published in more than forty countries. They include the novel Follow Your Heart; a memoir, Turning Home; a collection of short stories; and four children's books. Born in Trieste, Tamaro lives on a farm in Umbria. John Cullen graduated with a P. in English literature from the University of Texas. His translations from German & Italian include Christa Wolf's "Medea", Adolf Holl's "The Left Hand of God", & Susanna Tamaro's "Follow Your Heart"

Tamaro reaches deep into your soul as she speaks to you through her character. No matter who you are, you can definitely relate to this book.

Tamaro reaches deep into your soul as she speaks to you through her character. There is such a strong conversation that goes on the moment you start the book. Tamaro's offered one of the best advice I've received so far in this book: stop for a moment, and listen to your heart.

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Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Follow Your Heart by Susanna Tamaro (Paperback . A love letter, a confession and above all a bequest for life, Follow Your Heart is a wise and beautiful vel, relevant to us all. Product Identifiers.

A love letter, a confession and above all a bequest for life, Follow Your Heart is a wise and beautiful vel, relevant to us all.

In a series of letters, Olga, an elderly Italian woman, writes to her teenaged granddaughter in America, trying to encourage her independence and self-fulfillment as she relates the painful lesson of her own life and that of her daughter.

An international bestseller with tremendous word-of-mouth appeal, Follow Your Heart is a bittersweet, heartwarming novel spanning generations and teaching the universal truths about life, love, and what lies within each of us.  Originally published in Italy, Follow Your Heart won the coveted Premio Donna Citta di Roma and sold over 800,000 copies in that country alone before hitting bestseller lists throughout the rest of Europe.  Now North American readers can enjoy the novel that has won over the world.It begins in late autumn 1992 as an elderly Italian woman, prompted by the knowledge of her encroaching death, sits down to write a letter to her granddaughter now grown and living in far-off America.  Through these moving reflections, we see one life laid bare--joys, sorrows, regrets, and all.  And through the eyes of a woman nearing the end of her days, we come to understand what life experience has taught her:  that no matter what the stakes, we must look within ourselves and gather the courage to follow our hearts.

Ishnsius
Follow’s power is in its deep humanity and epic scope. You cannot read more than a few pages without deeply resonating with some aspect of this story. http://www.funnelmarketinggroup.com/follow-your-heart-the-world-in-180-pages/The Comedy of a Simple Soul: A Poem by Grant Polachek
Gadar
Such, a good Read, really enjoyed it, would recommend it highly.
Sha
I first found this book while studying Italian in Florence, Italy the summer of 1996. This book has become a reminder of where I lived and what I learned. No other book has kept me as intrigued as FOLLOW YOUR HEART, and no other book has had to endure as much marking up and underlining. This book speaks eloquently and hauntingly about what our family of origin has created us to be and how the choices we eventually come to make will either keep us bound or set us free. Not only does this book remind us and inspire us to choose ourselves and our hearts, but it also shares the beauty and the history of Italy. I have been fortunate enough to find this treasure while still in its beautiful homeland, and nothing will ever compare to the time I spent riding the train through the Italian countryside while imagining myself to be the pupil of such a wise and loving grandmother. Who doesn't come away from this book desiring the opportunity to spend just a few days with this imaginary character? My life has never been the same, and on days when I need a little inspiration, I open up my book and read it all over again. What a wonderful gift Susan Tamaro has given me.
Sudert
I BOUGHT THIS BOOK WHEN I WAS IN ITALY(MY HOME LAND)AND READ IT IN ONLY ONE DAY! IT REALLY TOUCHED MY HEART AND FIND THAT THE RELATIONSHIP WITH MY MOTHER HAS MUCH IMPROVED(I TOLD HER TO READ THE BOOK!) GRAZIE SUSANNA!
Bragis
This book is the letter written by Olga, a German woman, to her granddaughter. The long, lengthy, boring letter that she writes to her granddaughter tells about her life. And what a boring life she had. Olga lived in Italy. I give it 2 stars instead of 1 because there are a few tidbits of good philosophy and ideas in it.

Her granddaughter appears to be insensitive and ungrateful, according to the things Olga says.

This book was translated into English.
Jediathain
In a gentle and simple way a story of quiet beauty unfolds. I have never read a story that affected me as deeply as this memory of one woman's love. To feel as close to the main character that my eyes blur with tears as her memories weave across the page. It helped me believe in a world where wonder and beauty still exist, and in what it means to love.
Tat
I simply could not put the book down. It was so inspiring and enlightening that I would recommend it to everyone I know. It was only from the author's careful observations that I knew how to differentiate between "Happiness" and "Joy". The author also provide many advices to her readers through her writings.A book worth to read again and again.
I already own a copy of this novel and did not find it here to purchase another but rather to share my thoughts about it. I bought this book in a tiny bookstore near Covent Garden in London and read it on a journey by train to Edinburgh, Scotland--3 years ago. It made such a wonderful impact on my life that I bought four more copies to give to my closest women friends and my mother. It was a touching, warm, honest exploration of emotions and life's eventful,and often unsatisfying, twists and turns. It is, sadly, a fast read. One that will nonetheless last much longer than her few pages do tangibly dictate. Enjoy.