Marcie Shlesinger Beyatte was born in Toronto but moved to San Francisco in the Seventies, where she lived, worked and raised her family. Now Marcie divides her time between Toronto, Tuscany and California, attempting to live her invented life as a writer, blogger, artist and culturally curious person. Visit her blog at www.prontomarcella.com and email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vera Bolaffio, 18 years old, might have been known for
her wit, her waist-length ebony hair, or her talent as a poet. But her story
ended in August 1944 in Florence,
A German grenade struck her while she was searching for drinking water just
eight months before Liberation