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Lilia

Linda Ganzini
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This captivating coming-of-age saga takes the reader on an inspiring journey through a brave girl’s unwavering courage and a family’s bond and struggles to survive the cruelties of a fascist Italy during World War II and the Holocaust.
Lilia brings alive the characteristics of a quaint Northern Italian village. It provides the reader insight into a forgotten piece of history while offering an eye-opening account of the little-known Italian genocide, as told through one girl’s experience and a family whose depth of heart overcomes a war tearing them apart.
From a young age, Lilia resigns herself to a world penetrated by insurmountable misery. The burden of war, loneliness, and adult responsibilities rob Lilia of a carefree childhood. Witnessing her parents escape inconceivable challenges to stay alive during the Nazi occupation becomes Lilia’s greatest sorrow, one she makes the most heroic efforts to conceal. Ultimately, tragic loss dims the flame of Lilia’s belief in her future and her chance at freedom. How can this family survive in the face of adversity? Will Lilia’s dreams rise above her scars? Just as her prayers feel unanswered, a seed of love ignites hope for the future, changing her destiny forever and leading her towards an unforgettable and inspiring triumph over tragedy. Lilia reminds us of the courage and resilience inherent in us and the potential it has to save not only our lives but heal our world. Where there is love, there is hope.

Published: May/2021

ISBN: 9789814954099

Length: 340 Pages

Lilia

Linda Ganzini

This captivating coming-of-age saga takes the reader on an inspiring journey through a brave girl’s unwavering courage and a family’s bond and struggles to survive the cruelties of a fascist Italy during World War II and the Holocaust.
Lilia brings alive the characteristics of a quaint Northern Italian village. It provides the reader insight into a forgotten piece of history while offering an eye-opening account of the little-known Italian genocide, as told through one girl’s experience and a family whose depth of heart overcomes a war tearing them apart.
From a young age, Lilia resigns herself to a world penetrated by insurmountable misery. The burden of war, loneliness, and adult responsibilities rob Lilia of a carefree childhood. Witnessing her parents escape inconceivable challenges to stay alive during the Nazi occupation becomes Lilia’s greatest sorrow, one she makes the most heroic efforts to conceal. Ultimately, tragic loss dims the flame of Lilia’s belief in her future and her chance at freedom. How can this family survive in the face of adversity? Will Lilia’s dreams rise above her scars? Just as her prayers feel unanswered, a seed of love ignites hope for the future, changing her destiny forever and leading her towards an unforgettable and inspiring triumph over tragedy. Lilia reminds us of the courage and resilience inherent in us and the potential it has to save not only our lives but heal our world. Where there is love, there is hope.

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Linda Ganzini

A first-generation Italian, Linda Ganzini was raised in North Bay, Ontario, Canada. At an early age, she embraced her passions: singing, painting, and writing. While focusing on developing her creative skills, Linda received a scholarship to art college. She has worked abroad for most of her career as a thriving graphic designer. Linda has written advertising copy for various international clients. A lyricist and singer, she co- wrote the theme song for an upcoming feature film, Love Letters to Amber. She also recorded “Vancouver City,” released during the 2010 Winter Olympics. The song was a global success, ranking it among YouTube’s top ten videos of the decade with over three million hits. Significant networks interviewed Linda’s creative team and aired the video on CTV Canada, Japan TV, and CNN’s broadcast of the Olympics.