“Ms. Alfieri takes a tremendous leap with this memoir. It is rare for an Italian American woman to chronicle her roots in such a fashion. She joins a rich tradition of writers who have explored the Italian American experience to define it for those who lived it and for those who will come after.”
– Adriana Trigiani, from the foreward for The Dreams that Break Your Heart
A memoir about family, immigration, and forgiveness.
As co-host of the popular Italian American Podcast, Dolores regularly speaks with prominent Italian Americans about what it means to be Italian American; how it has shaped their lives; and what the culture offers larger society.
In The Dreams that Break Your Heart, through the lens of Alfieri’s own family story – which is full of power, compelling narrative, formidable characters, and universal appeal – Alfieri presents a portrait of what it truly means to be family, bonded, connected, through all the darkness and light of life, through all the broken dreams and broken hearts…
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To read an excerpt from The Dreams that Break Your Heart, click here.