Peter Pezzelli

Author of Home to Italy and Francesca’s Kitchen

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Week I

February 27, 2015

Today marks the end of the first full week of Lent, so I decided to make good on one of my Lenten resolutions by giving up my penchant for procrastination at least long enough to quickly write a new blog post.

I love Lent. It's sort of like a six-week boot camp for your (more…)

Five More Weeks!

February 14, 2014

Week 1 of the Winter Olympics is almost complete. It always goes by too fast! At least it has given us a little diversion from the crazy weather we've been having. Where's global warming when you need it!

Anyway, this looks like it will be a good weekend to curl up on the couch with (more…)

Waisting Time

January 22, 2014

Okay, we just rolled over three weeks into the new year and my resolution to shed ten pounds is already looking...well, irresolute. I don't have to bother stepping on the scale to know, the waistline of my slacks tell the story.

I thought I'd do better once a couple of weeks went by (more…)

Arriverderci 2013! Benvenuto 2014!

January 1, 2014

A quick post to start the new year right!

As a general rule, I tend to favor even-numbered years--why I'm not sure--so I'm looking forward to 2014. Last year had its moments, some really good ones as a matter of fact, but it also had more than its share of...well... odd ones.

I think (more…)

Take Five...or more if you can

December 16, 2013

Is it just me or are the days till Christmas flying back faster than you can say "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"? It seems I'm always in a hurry this time of year, so I decided today that I would try to slow things down just a little and take time to appreciate what the (more…)


December 9, 2013

Just a quick post to start the week out right. Had a great weekend. Saturday my wife and I attended the URI Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Christmas show. It was wonderful! The students really put on a great performance and you can't beat the price of admission. The show is always one of the (more…)

It's here!

November 18, 2013

Finalmente, my new book, The Glassblower's Apprentice, is here! Sorry for taking so long, but all good things are worth waiting for, right?

I hope all of you will read and enjoy it. I published this one on my own, so I'm anxious to hear what you think! Look for it on, (more…)

Quittin' Time

October 14, 2011

It's Friday afternoon and I'm getting ready to close up shop for the day. I haven't posted anything in a long while so I decided to write something quick before I head home.

A lot of you have sent messages, asking if I'm writing anything new and when will it be published. The answer (more…)

Calling All Readers!

June 10, 2011

It’s getting towards quitting time here at my office as I write this, but I couldn’t close up shop for the day without sending a big mille grazie! out to Anita and all the members of the Kibbe Tract Book Club in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. I telephoned in to their monthly meeting (more…)

Buone Feste!

December 20, 2010

Dear Friends,

I couldn’t let Christmas pass without sending out a big mille grazie! to all of you who have taken the time to write to me this year!

As much as I would like to, it’s hard to send a personal reply to each and every message, so I thought I’ (more…)

Selected Works

The journey back to life leads through the heart...
“A beautiful novel...Peter Pezzelli captures the warmth of Italy--family, friendships, and food--invites us into the world of his wonderful characters, and takes us full circle on a journey of life and love.”
Luanne Rice
New York Times bestselling author
Sometimes you can go home again...
“Poignant and emotionally revealing, Pezzelli's latest will have you laughing, crying and simply enjoying a first-rate novel.”
--Romantic Times
"Home cooking, good pasta, and traditional family values conquer all in this amusing and touching story."
--Publishers Weekly
"A sweet, brave, and funny novel--with a heart as big as the entire state of Rhode Island."
Claire Cook
--author of Must Love Dogs

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