Peter Pezzelli

Author of Home to Italy and Francesca’s Kitchen

The View From Here

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 this past Wednesday night to talk about Home To Italy.

Having never before called in to a book club meeting that way, I didn't know what to expect, but what a great time it turned out to be! We talked for close to an hour about Peppi and Lucrezia and food and cycling-- and about when, God willing, Home To Italy is finally going to be made into a movie! It was a lot of fun and I loved every minute of it.

Thank you all!

In other important news, I finally got around to turning over my garden so that I can get my tomato plants in the ground this weekend. I’m a little late this year, but the weather is just beginning to turn hot, so hopefully my plants will catch up and Corinne will be able to make us some nice tomato salads later this summer. Is there anything better?

Anyway, the summer solstice is almost here. Given that I haven’t posted a blog entry since the winter solstice, I know that this one was long overdue. I promise to do better, so please check back from time to time and keep in touch.



  1. September 22, 2011 3:25 PM EDT
    When are you planning on publishing a new book? Thank you
    - annette simon
  2. October 4, 2011 2:44 PM EDT
    I have read all your books, some twice. I am waiting for your next book, hope one is in the works
    - Dorothy
  3. February 23, 2012 3:33 PM EST
    Waiting for another book when can we expect one ??
    - Lou Migliaccio Conn.

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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