Peter Pezzelli

Author of Home to Italy and Francesca’s Kitchen

The View From Here

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 soul. I've been hibernating pretty much all winter--there hasn't been much else to do around here!--so it's about time for a little discipline to get myself back in shape.

But it is a journey, a long one, and I'm sure I'll wander off the path now and then, but no one ever said it was going to be easy--and the thought of the rice and ricotta pies to come on Easter Sunday will no doubt sustain me!

Peace be the journey.


  1. March 14, 2015 9:38 PM EDT
    It's always good to hear a word or two from a favorite author. Looking forward to the next book. Have an inspiring spring!
    - Dawn Marie
  2. April 4, 2015 2:25 PM EDT
    Wishing that a new Peter Pezzelli book will be on the shelves of my book store...Have read the existing books twice... sigh. Your books have been a sort of refuge from the greed and disfunction so prevalent in public events and politics.
    - maxine lesline
  3. May 14, 2017 3:52 PM EDT
    Have read everyone of your books and loved them all especially home to Italy and Francesca kitchen
    - JC from Illinois

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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