Two Countries... Two Loves
by Irma Schettini Caiazzo
From a privileged childhood in the lush landscapes of Puerto Rico to the working-class sidewalks of New York City, the author recalls her family and her youth through years of war and peace, depression and bounty, and upheaval and stability.
She remembers how her character was shaped by the strong influences of women, including her mother, grandmothers and teachers who cared enough to demand hard work and dedication. And she explores how her multicultural upbringing shaped her views of the world.
Two CountriesTwo Loves is an insightful and entertaining memoir from a Hispanic American who cherishes memories from both of the nations that she calls home.
About the Author
Irma Schettini Caiazo was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and moved to New York City when she was eight years old. She later worked as an executive with Arthur Murray Dance Studios and as a commercial real estate broker in Manhattan.
She was married for 54 years to the love of her life, and her family includes her daughter, Claudia, and her granddaughters, Bianca and Nita. She lives in Florida.
(2013, Paperback, 204 pages)