It’s time for a NEW Audiobook GiveAway! Dream with Sophia!
Cari lettori – Dear readers,
Nella mia nuova registrazione di “Dreaming Sophia — because dreaming is an art” letta dalla talentuosa attrice Amy Gordon, tim imbarcherai in un viaggio in Italia per scoprire di più sulla sua musica, storia, cultura, arte e cinema. Vivrai l’Italia che conosco e amo; e dai uno sguardo a tutte le innumerevoli cose che fanno unica l’Italia: i panorami, i suoni e i sapori, nonché le leggende e gli aneddoti culturali. Ti invito ad abbracciare il sogno di Italia e camminare sul confine tra fantasia e realtà.
In my new Audioboook recording of “Dreaming Sophia—because dreaming is an art” read by the talented actress Amy Gordon you will embark on a trip to Italy to discover more about her music, history, culture, art, and cinema. You will experience the Italy I know and love; and get a glimpse into all the innumerable things that make Italy unique: the sights, sounds, and tastes, as well as the legends and cultural anecdotes. I invite you to embrace the dream of Italia and walk the line between fantasy and reality.
Spero che sarai anche inspirato a continuare ad imparare l’italiano mentre viaggi con Sophia poiché il romanzo è pieno di parole e espressioni italiane. Voglio anche aprire gli occhi sul mondo dell’arte. Voglio che l’arte ti “parli” come fa con la mia eroina.
I hope you will also be inspired to keep learning Italian as you journey with Sophia as the novel is filled with Italian words and expressions. I also want to open your eyes to the world of art. I want art to “speak” to you as it does to my heroine.
Mentre scrivevo il libro, ho iniziato a desiderare di condivdere la musica italiana che cito o di far apparire una foto quando parlo di un’opera d’arte. Quindi per sperimentare il libro visivamente e acusticamente, ho creato la pagina su Pinterest: Art of Loving Italy dove troverai collegamenti a musica, filmati e immagini, nonché i luoghi in cui Sophia va: Firenze, Lucca, Viareggio, Roma, Venezia, Verona e Val d’Orcia.
As I wrote the book, I began to wish I could share the Italian music I mention or have a picture pop up when I talk about a piece of art. So to experience the book visually and aurally, I have created the Art of Loving Italy Pinterest page where you will find links to music, film clips, and images as well as the many places Sophia goes: Florence, Lucca, Viareggio, Rome, Venice, Verona, and Val d’Orcia.
Continua a sognare i tuoi sogni; diventano realtà!
Keep dreaming your dreams; They do become reality!
Synopsis: Dreaming Sophia is a magical look into Italy and Art History as seen through the eyes of a young American artist. Sophia is the daughter of a beautiful free-spirited artist, who studied in Italy in the 1960s during a time when the Mud Angels saved Florence. She is brought up in the Sonoma Valley in California, in a home full of love, laughter, art and Italian dreams. When tragedy strikes she finds herself alone in the world with only her Italian muses for company. Through dream-like encounters she meets Renaissance artists, Medici Princes, 16th Century Duchesses, Risorgimento Generals and Cinecitta Movie Stars, each who gives her advice and a gift to help put her life back together. Dreaming Sophia is the story a young woman’s love for Italy and how she turns her fantasies into reality, as she follows her muses home to Tuscany.
Amazon Reader Review: Erica 5.0 Stars : Next best thing to going to Italy
In these times (with travel to Italy only on a wishlist, not a to-do list), this is a lovely way to immerse yourself. I don’t want to give away the plot, but suffice it to say, it begins with a tragedy that propels the main character to go to Italy. There are so many scenes in parts of Italy I’ve visited and they’re beautifully depicted – the streetscapes, the charm, the beauty of the language. I, personally, was a big fan of liberally sprinkling in the charming Italian expressions as they really brought the already-vividly drawn story to life.
Enter the Rafflecopter contest to win your Dreaming Sophia Audiobook!
Enter the contest for a chance to win an Audible code that
will allow you to download the book to your listening device.
Contest begins at 12:00am Central Time November 11, 2020, and runs until 12:00 am Central Time November 18, 2020.
You can enter every day if you like, by liking the Matta Facebook Page, Tweeting about the contest, or by leaving a comment below in the box and tell me what you like most about Italy. Your comments can be in Italian or English.
For those of you who like holding a book in your hands
all novels: “Dreaming Sophia”, “Waking Isabella”,
“Eternally Artemisia” and soon to be published
“The Secret Life of Sofonisba Anguissola” are available in print and epub.