Release Date: Oct. 4, 2021
About The Book:
I could have gone to a shrink. But a year in Italy sounded so much more appealing. My fantasy was that by changing my address, my insecurities would vanish and I would magically become the sexy, sultry and migraine-free woman I was always meant to be.
So begins URGE TO ROME, a memoir about the year I moved to the eternal city with my family. We rented an apartment under the guise of an educational and cultural once-in-a-lifetime experience for all.
It should have occurred to me that complications might arise: a new country and language with a teen, a tween, and a linguistically challenged husband coupled with the guilt I felt at abandoning my demanding mother. Our assimilation into a new community was hardly seamless; and we got way too familiar with the Italian healthcare system. But despite all the unexpected hurdles, I learned to love the woman staring back from my mirror.
A cross between A Year in Provence and Eat Pray Love, with a hint of Jennifer Weiner thrown into the mix, URGE TO ROME is about longing. Adventure. It entices the reader with delectable meals, captivating locations and the unexpected surprises that life presents. But the real journey was one of self discovery: coming to terms with my personal limitations.
About The Author:
Kyra Robinov is a Manhattan-based writer who works in many genres—fiction, non-fiction, musical theatre, and children’s literature.
After fictionalizing her grandmother’s story of a young mother surviving the Russian Revolution in her historical novel, RED WINTER, Kyra decided to focus on her father’s life. Her recent nonfiction release, HiSTORY, spotlights a daughter’s perspective on a bygone era and a man who struggled before ultimately achieving financial and personal success.
Kyra Robinov’s passion for the arts and storytelling originated in ballet and drama, and often, but not always, relates to her Russian Jewish heritage. She has worked on multiple live theater pieces. Kyra wrote the book and lyrics for TO DANCE, a musical inspired by the true life of Russian Jewish ballet dancer Valery Panov, which was featured at the NYC Fringe Festival in 2015.
Her whimsical Nature Stories In Verse—MATT McFLACK & HIS FLYAWAY KITE, DANCE OF THE SEASONS, and THE FOLLY OF POLLY THE PENGUIN—introduces young readers to the importance of perseverance, the different times of the year, and combatting climate change. The books are also available on Audible.com.
Next up is URGE TO ROME, a personal recollection about the challenging year she and her family spent while following their dream to live abroad. https://www.kyrarobinov.com/
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