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Mezzaluna Smile

Mara Lembo

A Slice of Life and a Piece of Cake

Mezzaluna Smile

New title

£13.99

ISBN 9781781326541

Published Oct 2017

Paperback
203 x 127mm (132 pages)

I love the feeling I get in the evening when I see houses with their lights switched on. I like to imagine other lives, and how they may be different to mine. Who might live there? What do they do? What do they like to eat for lunch, and how do they sleep at night, belly down or on their side? What are their dreams and who are the people they love? I look at those little lights, and all of a sudden a feeling of pure joy pervades me. It might be because the thought that comes to my mind is that, in this realm of different little kingdoms, at night everybody gathers in one place – their home, their corner – and they switch off the day. I think that, though we live diverse realities, at the end of the day we are closer than our distances and differences try to convince us we are. It makes me feel less alone. It reminds me that it’s not so difficult to become a part of other people’s journeys, lives, emotions and desires, and that inside each of us there’s our own story and other people’s stories at the same time.

What is the recipe for happiness? Maybe we all have our own secret ingredient… This is what Mara Lembo sets out to explore as we travel along her path of personal growth, retracing her steps through her life in Italy and her passion for food.

Mezzaluna Smile is a bittersweet memoir, mirroring the half-moon of the title as she waits to grow into her full splendour. The author’s personal quest is one we all share as we strive to reach our own centres of balance. It’s an invitation to celebrate change, to experiment, to smile, and to enjoy life.

Blending memories and sparks of humour, Mara Lembo takes the reader on a carefree and lighthearted journey through the stories, recipes, and images that left their marks on the many chapters of her life.

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Mezzaluna smile is available on Kindle, Kobo, Nook and iBooks.

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