A Bridge Between: Northern Italy Come Hell or High Water

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A simple family vacation intended to satisfy an old man’s wish to revisit his ancestral village quickly becomes a journey filled with adversity, perseverance and revelation. For a family crossing northern Italy, the beauty of the region provides a colorful backdrop while their past weaves together with the present and they come to terms with a new reality. They struggle to keep their heads above water in Venice, battle Comacchian eel on the Adriatic coast and endure a frantic game of hide and seek in Ravenna. They nourish their bodies and souls in Emilia-Romagna, best a belligerent agent in Bellagio and reflect on love and loss in winter's shadow on Lake Como. From Venice to Savona, vivid landscapes and historic venues blend in a family love story about aging with grace and determination.

As a generation of baby boomers confronts the long-term care of their parents, A BRIDGE BETWEEN transcends the role of travelogue to become a socially relevant commentary on devotion, acceptance, and the evolution of familial relationships.

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Velia Pola lives on Cape Cod with her husband. She enjoys going "over the bridge" to find unexpected adventure whenever possible.

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"...snappy and humorous... As Ms.Pola writes of herself in the book: 'what I lack in a natural tendency to nurture, I make up in spunk,' a comical description of herself and, naturally, an accurate description of her writing." ~ Sam Houghton, Enterprise Newspapers

"[As] Pola felt a deep urge to protect her father and mother from the frailties of age, she discovered within herself the first flickering of maternal protection ... Anyone who has worried about or cared for aging parents will identify with this book. Flashbacks to earlier years poignantly emphasize the delicate new relationship that the journey [through northern Italy] forges between the parents and their daughters." ~ Nicole Muller, The Register, GateHouse Media

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