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Crucial Choices

By Maria Prestinenzi - ISBN: 9781922850195

RRP: $26.95

Crucial Choices
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Maria Prestinenzi was born in a small town in Italy.

She migrated to Australia as a young teenager with her family and settled in Melbourne where she still lives surrounded by her immediate and extended family.

She’s passionate about the environment. She loves to go on long walks, commune with nature and do her daily Zumba class.

She loves learning about different cultures and traditions and discovering new places.

She has lived a colourful life, travelled extensively and met some amazing people.

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Crucial Choices

By Maria Prestinenzi - ISBN: 9781922850195

RRP: $26.95

A story of devastating emotional power that will grip you from beginning to end.

From a humble yet happy childhood in Italy, to moving across the water to Australia in the 1960’s, then thrown into unexpected culture shock and racism, this young girl grows through constant upheavals as a woman determined.

She falls in love and marries her true sweetheart but as she faces challenge after challenge, her life becomes a roller coaster of periods of personal success and total despair, upon which the spectre of mental illness then arises.

Again and again, this woman needs to make a heartbreaking choice between her personal happiness and her duty and love for her family.

Through sheer strength and determination in holding on to her most cherished values, she eventually finds a measure of self-acceptance, peace and happiness.

“A story of growth, commitment and determination to make even the strongest feel inspired… Beautifully told…” Yvonne, Indie Books reviewer 

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.

We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

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