Jump into the passenger seat and join Cosmo Greco on a wild ride of self-discovery and adventure when he takes up his sister’s offer to drive with her to Portland. What follows is a journey of unexpected twists and turns, as Cosmo meets a variety of colorful characters and becomes aware of the fragility of life. Along the way, he's forced to confront his fears and decide between his old, dull life and a new life. As his inner conflict grows, he's faced with the looming decision of what to do when he is invited to interview for a promotional job. What will he do? Find out in this transformative road trip story that takes readers on an emotional odyssey. If you enjoyed books like Cheryl Strayed's Wild or Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods, then you'll love Cosmo Greco's journey of self-discovery. Buy now before the price changes!
"The characters the two siblings meet along the way-whether delightfully crazy or attractive or lost-serve as foils for a kind of personal growth particular to a road-trip scenario, and the landscape of the vast space between the East and West coasts acts as a catalyst for emotional and spiritual change. Author Mattioli (Olive Branches Don't Grow on Trees, 2012) writes in an assured voice that carries the story through its potentially sentimental passages, and...by the end, (readers) may be surprised find that they, too, have undergone an emotional odyssey...poignant and well-drawn." Kirkus Reviews
"A warm blend of travel and observation, family interrelationships, and reflections that ultimately captures the meaning and purpose of getting away and journeying to new places...a soaring story of one man's exploration of new possibilities, new worlds, and ultimately, a newfound purpose to life." Midwest Book Review
"As you feel yourself traveling with these Grecos, you see Cosmo's world open and expand with each cathartic, soothing and beautiful scene or person he discovers." Ruth Amernick, reviewer for Library Journal
"The book isn't just about Cosmo's journey. It takes a hard look at the lives we live, the monotony we assume is a part of adulthood and the mediocrity we're content to settle for. Through Cosmo's shoes, the reader's perspectives are quietly opened to new possibilities." The Lit Room Reviews
About the Author
Grace Mattioli is the author of "Olive Branches Don't Grow On Trees," "Discovery of an Eagle," and "The Bird that Sang in Color." She writes contemporary fiction filled with humor and insight. Escape into a world of colorful, unforgettable characters as they search for answers to the big questions in life. Laugh, cry, be inspired and gain valuable insights about what it takes to be truly happy.