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Painted

RED

Lauretta

Zucchetti

Readers dreaming of the enchanted, romantic, red-tiled roofed towns of Florence, Pavia, and Milan will experience a far different life behind the doors of these same cities in Lauretta Zucchetti’s candid, searing, and ultimately redemptive memoir, Painted Red. Often neglected and habitually left to her own devices, Lauretta’s youth was rife with complications, from facing her mother in jail to begging a father she knew essentially only by name to take her in and call her his own.

Told in dual perspectives — that of a frightened and yet precocious little girl, and that of an adult reflecting back upon her traumatic childhood during the tender, final moments of her mother’s life, Painted Red is not only a story about the turbulence behind the closed doors of Italy’s famous, beloved cities, but it is an instruction on how to unearth one’s ability to effect change in their own lives and the lives of others. With unflinching honesty, it chronicles Lauretta’s lifelong search for stability, spiritual wholeness, confidence, providence, and truth. Her memoir presents the reality of broken homes, poverty, addiction, abuse, neglect, and grief, and yet it also exposes the tremendous capacity of the human heart, ultimately providing readers with a blueprint on how to live, absolve, persevere, and love.


Painted

RED

Lauretta

Zucchetti

Readers dreaming of the enchanted, romantic, red-tiled roofed towns of Florence, Pavia, and Milan will experience a far different life behind the doors of these same cities in Lauretta Zucchetti’s candid, searing, and ultimately redemptive memoir, Painted Red. Often neglected and habitually left to her own devices, Lauretta’s youth was rife with complications, from facing her mother in jail to begging a father she knew essentially only by name to take her in and call her his own.

Told in dual perspectives — that of a frightened and yet precocious little girl, and that of an adult reflecting back upon her traumatic childhood during the tender, final moments of her mother’s life, Painted Red is not only a story about the turbulence behind the closed doors of Italy’s famous, beloved cities, but it is an instruction on how to unearth one’s ability to effect change in their own lives and the lives of others. With unflinching honesty, it chronicles Lauretta’s lifelong search for stability, spiritual wholeness, confidence, providence, and truth. Her memoir presents the reality of broken homes, poverty, addiction, abuse, neglect, and grief, and yet it also exposes the tremendous capacity of the human heart, ultimately providing readers with a blueprint on how to live, absolve, persevere, and love.

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Painted

RED

Lauretta

Zucchetti

Readers dreaming of the enchanted, romantic, red-tiled roofed towns of Florence, Pavia, and Milan will experience a far different life behind the doors of these same cities in Lauretta Zucchetti’s candid, searing, and ultimately redemptive memoir, Painted Red. Often neglected and habitually left to her own devices, Lauretta’s youth was rife with complications, from facing her mother in jail to begging a father she knew essentially only by name to take her in and call her his own.

Told in dual perspectives — that of a frightened and yet precocious little girl, and that of an adult reflecting back upon her traumatic childhood during the tender, final moments of her mother’s life, Painted Red is not only a story about the turbulence behind the closed doors of Italy’s famous, beloved cities, but it is an instruction on how to unearth one’s ability to effect change in their own lives and the lives of others. With unflinching honesty, it chronicles Lauretta’s lifelong search for stability, spiritual wholeness, confidence, providence, and truth. Her memoir presents the reality of broken homes, poverty, addiction, abuse, neglect, and grief, and yet it also exposes the tremendous capacity of the human heart, ultimately providing readers with a blueprint on how to live, absolve, persevere, and love.

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quotes-222Painted Red is a gem of a book — a wise, haunting, and harrowing memoir that shines a light on the ugly faces of loss, neglect, addiction, poverty, and overwhelming loneliness with equal measures of fierce candor and lyrical prose. In this family drama that spans decades and countries, Lauretta asks the reader not for their sympathy but to find within themselves the courage to endure and thrive when confronted with seemingly insurmountable obstacles. A must-read for anyone who wishes to overcome their past and feel empowered, and assured, that they can, and will, go on.”

– ADAIR LARA | Former columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and the author of Hold Me Close, Let Me Go: A Mother, A Daughter, and An Adolescence Survived and Naked, Drunk, and Writing: Shred Your Inhibition and Craft a Compelling Memoir or Personal Essay

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