On Tour 09/12/22-10/22/22 “California Sister” by Gloria Mattioni

Release Date:
September 2022

About The Book:

A sister’s love vs a cruel fate. A story of fierce love and heartbreaking grief. Claire Waters, an Italian mystery writer living in Los Angeles rushes to Italy after her older sister’s devastating brain-hemorrhage, determined to restore her health—or help her die with dignity. Claire is a gritty decision-maker, a lone wolf who values freedom above all else. Her sister, Ondina—now walking on the edge of death or a severely limited life—is wise, cautious, and sociable. They may be different, but have remained close despite the distance. Claire is faced with a dilemma impossible to solve. Would her non-verbal sister want to go on struggling, damaged as she is, or end her suffering? Forsaking her career, Claire hardly leaves her sister’s side, refusing to give up the hope of healing.It takes an exhausting and lonely year for stubborn Claire to listen to her silent sister.

About The Author:

Gloria Mattioni is the author of several books and a long-time magazine contributor. She has been a storyteller since she learned to form complete sentences and became a professional writer at eighteen. Raised in Milan, Italy, she moved to California in 1992. She shares her home with her husband, a skittish rescue dog and the occasional strays she picks up to find them a forever home. She’s a proud member of the Authors’ Guild and a volunteer with the Women’s Fiction Writers Association. She’s also an avid hiker who finds her solace in nature, a worshipper of waves and Italian cooking. https://www.gloriamattioni.com/

Social Media:

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/gloriamattioni



Book Blurbs: 

“This novel moved me to tears in the best way possible. Anyone who has ever been a caretaker or lost someone they love should read this book. It’s a heart-wrenching tale of love, sacrifice, and sisterhood.” Julee Balko, author of The Things We Keep

“In California Sister, Gloria Mattioni explores sibling love and navigating family, distance, and desire. A poignant story of caring and coping and of growing apart and healing together, deftly traversing California to Italy and back. A deeply touching and heartfelt narrative.” David Francis, author of The Great Inland Sea, Stray Dog Winter and Wedding Bush Road

“Fluidly transitioning between past to present and back again, Gloria Mattioni pits the silent desire of one sister against the needs of the other in a story that is both breathtakingly beautiful yet fearless in flaunting the ugly realities of life and death. California Sister will force you to think hard about who has the right to choose.” Barbara Conrey, USA Today Bestselling author of Nowhere Near Goodbye

“A powerful dual-narration of fierce love, loss, and redemption that addresses some of the most controversial issues of our contemporary society: the limits of medical intervention, the right to die according to one’s terms, euthanasia, the value of universal health care, the responsibility and burden of caring for the disabled in a ruthless world where success doesn’t contemplate any weakness.” Arianna Dagnino, author of The Afrikaner

“In California Sister, Gloria Mattioni has given us a tender, angry, poetic, heartbreaking novel about the fragility of life, the miracle of sister-love and the potential of self-reflection and courage. You will be moved, and you will ask yourself the biggest questions life throws at us. Beautiful, haunting and ultimately life-affirming.” Pete McCormack, writer and director

Bloggers On Tour:

Sept. 12th- She Just Loves Books https://instagram.com/shejustlovesbooks

Sept. 15th-Rozier Reads and Wine https://instagram.com/rozierreadsandwine

Sept. 16th- Lindas Book Obsession https://www.facebook.com/lindasbookobsession/ 

Sept. 16th- Texacali Books https://instagram.com/texacalibooks 

Sept. 17th-Plains Reading https://instagram.com/plains_reading

Sept. 20th- Novels and Latte Book Club –https://www.facebook.com/groups/357651988042629

Sept. 21st- Shooks Books https://instagram.com/shook_sbooks

Oct. 1st- Books And Beabulls https://instagram.com/books_and_beabulls

Oct. 3rd- Bookish Heidi https://instagram.com/bookish.heidi

Oct. 6th- Subakka Bookstuff https://instagram.com/subakka.bookstuff

Oct. 9th- Books and Coffee MX https://instagram.com/booksandcoffeemx

Oct. 10th- CMT Loves Wine and Books https://instagram.com/cmtloveswineandbooks

Oct. 12th- Nurse Bookie https://instagram.com/nurse_bookie

Oct. 12th- Reading Is My Remedy https://instagram.com/reading_is_my_remedy

Oct. 19th- Geaux Get Lit https://instagram.com/geauxgetlit

Oct. 20th- Nissa The Bookworm https://instagram.com/nissa_the.bookworm

Oct. 22nd- Miss W Book Reviews https://instagram.com/misswbookreviews

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