A Girl from the Hill

My Mother's Journey from Italian Girl to American Woman

by Patricia L. Mitchell

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/26/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 120
ISBN : 9781452569444
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 120
ISBN : 9781452569468
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 120
ISBN : 9781452569451

About the Book

My mother is the closest thing to God I know. Her God concept, whether she knows it or not, is that she cannot be fully known by just one name or one single entity. Not Dahlia, Zalia, Zat, Dale, Mrs. Testa, Gale, Ma, Grammy, Mimi— but someone other. Someone who serves as many beings to many people, revealing herself to each of us in ways that we can best appreciate and understand.

After decades of indifference, self-indulgence, rebelliousness, embarrassment, and plain old apathy, I can finally say I truly appreciate my mother and her many pseudonyms. But I’ve never been able to understand her as well as a daughter should. She deserves understanding and to have her stories and memories chronicled. I hope I do them justice.

About the Author

Patricia Mitchell’s lifelong love of writing and desire to capture the story of her mother’s life prompted her to embark on her first professional writing project—A Girl from the Hill. She holds degrees in mass media and communication, English literature and creative writing. This work expresses her interest in Italian-American culture as well as the relationship between mothers and daughters. Patricia Mitchell lives in Smithfield, Rhode Island, with her husband and daughter.