|There Are No Pictures by Virginia di Monda
McCauley 200 pg ISBN 1-931575-57-6 $15.00 includes P&H reflects a life
filled with secrets. The book begins with the author's wedding and flashes
back to occurrences from her childhood and leads up to very recent events.
The story echoes the path her life took when the government told herr that
they had no record of her citizenship. Send check or money order to: Virginia
di Monda McCauley 1705 Gianelli Ave. Merrick, NY 11566-2551. E-mail
Bernadette Waite, Retired English Teacher
There Are No Pictures delivers a wrench to the heart that renders the
reader empathetic,and resonating to its tone. Skillfully scribed to convey
a sense of ordinary life with its drama,intense pathos and rich imagery.
Lyrical and poetic. This is a book that we'll all return to again and
again, revisiting the neighbors we met there, ready once more to laugh
a little, share their hurt and shed a tear or two.
My aunt called from Florida to say she took my mother for a checkup and the doctor immediatly put her in the hospital. He told her she had lung cancer. My mom was a heavy chain smoker. She had been hospitalized before for emphysema; she spent weeks in intensive care. She beat it then.She would this time too.
It was about eight in the evening when I spoke to Carol again. The conversation lasted all of ten seconds.Carol whispered in a very compassionate way that she had just gotten off the phone with her mother and that she had heard the rumors a thousand years before and now I knew it was "all true." I don't remember when I hung up.