Matriarch ~ A Journey Through Tradition

Matriarch A Journey Through Tradition An Italian American Woman Residing In Central New Jersey, Suzann Brucato Has Created A Photo Journal As A Tribute To Motherhood, Family, And Heritage Work Smarter Now Has Published This Full Length Collection Of Poems Where Mrs Brucato Conveys The Importance Of Family Traditions As A Contribution To Ensuing GenerationsOriginally From A Culturally Rich Italian Neighborhood In Union City, New Jersey, Mrs Brucato Was Raised In A Home Where Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, And Uncles Embraced The Italian Language Her Home And Community Experiences Bestowed A Deep Rooted Understanding Of Traditions Through Family, Faith, Foods, And Celebrations At A Young Age, Suzann Had The Opportunity To Travel To Florence, Venice, Rome, And Naples Where She Connected With Extended Family Distance From Her Grandparents In Her Early Teens Deepened Her Appreciation Of Culture And CustomsMrs Brucato Does Not Consider Herself A Poet, But Rather A Daughter, Wife, Mother, Sister, Friend, Teacher, Gardener, And An American Woman From A Rich Italian Heritage When I Became Pregnant With My Son, I Began Seeing Relationships Differently, Especially My Role In My Family At First, I Attempted To Create A Family Tree, Hoping It Would Help Me See The Bigger Picture Losing Her Grandmother Soon After Her Son Was Born Increased Her Need To Understand The Importance Of Traditions In Sustaining Family Connectedness This Collection Of Poems And Photographs Provides A Depiction Of The Journey Of A Woman In The Eyes Of A Child, Spouse, Parent, And Grandparent For Suzann, Family Is A Quilt Tied Together By Foods And Celebrations That Live And Grow From Year To Year, Says Rosalie Bennett, A New Jersey Artist Suzann S Home Was Filled With Heirlooms From Family In The United States And Europe, Including Crocheted Tablecloths, Cross Stitched Doilies, Quilted Blankets, And Handmade Ornaments, Each Having Unique Stories Suzann Has Shared With Her Children But A Fire In Her Home Destroyed Them All Except For The Dining Room Table That Was A Wedding Gift From Her Mother S Mother Suzann Emphasized, This Table Brought Together Many Festive Meals In Our Dining Room, Provided A Place For Easter Breads To Rise, And Held Countless Holiday Cookies To Cool Like The Home That Had Held It, It Too Has Been Rebuilt And Is Now Our Dinner Table Where Every Evening We Eat Dinner As A Family And Celebrate Home The Publication Date Represents The Anniversary Of Her Grandparent S Marriage, April ,Matriarch ~ A Journey Through Tradition

Suzann M Brucato was born in Union City and moved to Fords, New Jersey where she lived until she was married in 1990 She attended Rutgers University and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Montclair State University where she graduated cum laude She and her husband Paul celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary in 2010 and have two children, John and Maria With many years as a corp

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  • Paperback
  • 66 pages
  • Matriarch ~ A Journey Through Tradition
  • Suzann Brucato
  • English
  • 15 October 2018
  • 9780615478326

8 thoughts on “Matriarch ~ A Journey Through Tradition

  1. says:

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from Goodreads First Reads.I not only enjoyed this book for the poems, but I love the photos.Looking into the eyes of those who have left this earth fills me with both happiness and sadness For those who come from large families, the endless bonds that form your bank of memories is priceless.I can relate to the transition your life takes you through as you grow up and others close to you grow old.Great collection

  2. says:

    As I mentioned in my comments , I think this was sent to me by mistake my mistake I probably signed up to receive a copy on First Reads without realizing that it was memoir of poetry I love historical fiction, so the word immigrants sucked me in That being said, I really enjoyed the book It arrived on or near the 11th anniversary of 9 11 As luck would have it, I opened the book to the poem concerning 9 11 I liked it so much that I was going to post it on FB, but thought I might be breaking some copyright law.Although this collection is memories of a specific family, most of it can be applied to any close knit family of first, second, third generation Americans My best friend is a second generation American on her mother s side Her grandparents were immigrants from Italy Her step granddaughter is a second generation American, with her grandparents being immigrants from Sicily My great grandmother immigrated from Ireland and my great grandfather from Germany I recommend this book to anyone who shares family history with other countries.

  3. says:

    I enjoyed this book so much that I find myself going back to it time and again Each time I reread one of the poems I find another nuance to savor, and something to relate to As a mother, daughter, sister, friend, niece, cousin, etc I can remember moments in my own life that parallel those described through the poetry of Matriarch A Journey Through Tradition.

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