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Loving Joe Gallucci
     

Loving Joe Gallucci

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by Kate Genovese
 

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Love between a man and a woman is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and spiritual exchanges between two human beings. It is also one of the most tragic, particularly when alcohol, drugs, dysfunctional families, and a life-threatening liver disease are thrown into the mix. Loving Joe Gallucci is one such love affair.

It is the extraordinary romantic tale

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Love between a man and a woman is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and spiritual exchanges between two human beings. It is also one of the most tragic, particularly when alcohol, drugs, dysfunctional families, and a life-threatening liver disease are thrown into the mix. Loving Joe Gallucci is one such love affair.

It is the extraordinary romantic tale of Meg Flaherty, daughter of an eminent Massachusetts Senator, and Jimmy Romano, a blue-collar boy always trying to prove himself to the imperious Flaherty clan. Taking place over a period of thirty years, this novel chronicles the tumultuous courtship and marriage of a husband forever struggling with heroin and cocaine, and a wife whose fidelity to him throughout his addictions, and later, through his bout with hepatitis C is extraordinary.

More than anything, Loving Joe Gallucci is a story of redemption, of the resurrection of the Romano family through the triumph over adversity, and through faith, hope, and unconditional love. In its final analysis, this book is a call to arms against a liver disease so subtle and yet so damaging that is could perhaps be called the AIDS epidemic of the twenty-first century.

"As a liver specialist who treats hundreds of people with Hepatitis C every year, I would like to express my gratitude, on my patients behalf, to Kate Genovese for authoring a book which portray the human drama that flows from the diagnosis of Hepatitis C.” — Melissa Palmer, M.D. Author of "Dr. Melissa Palmer's Guide to Hepatitis and Liver Disease

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011437731
Publisher:
Fideli Publishing
Publication date:
07/29/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
333 KB

Meet the Author

Kate Genovese is a registered nurse with over thirty years experience in the medical field. She has experience working in the substance abuse field and also with children that have been physically and sexually abused, as well as school nursing for five years; Kate presently works for a visiting nurse association. Kate is the author of three books. Thirty years in September; A Nurses Memoir, published by Four Seasons Press, 2001, which covers her thirty years as a nurse, and Loving Joe Gallucci; Love and Life with Hepatitis C, which is based on a true story, also published by Four Seasons in 2003. Kate has had many radio and TV interviews for her published books, and has been active with the hepatitis C community since her publication of Loving Joe Gallucci. Some of the proceeds of the book go to the Liver Foundation. Her latest novel, Two Weeks Since My Last Confession, is the story of the O’Brien’s; a large Irish catholic, dysfunctional family from the 1960’s. Although a work of fiction, the author can identify with some of the characters she created because of her strong catholic and political upbringing, as well as some of the events that happened in her own life are portrayed loosely through her characters. Publication should be in late 2009. Kate lives in the Boston area with her husband and three children. She can be reached through email at kgeno67176@aol.com .

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Loving Joe Gallucci: Love and Life with Hepatitis C 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Kate's writing style has vastly improved since 'Thirty Years In September: A Nurse¿s Memoir'. She has combined her nursing experiences with life experiences to retell the story of her friends that grabs the heart and soul of the reader. This thirty-year chronicle proves it¿s not just today¿s society that has to deal with the addiction of alcohol and drugs. A new awareness of Hepatitis C evolves through this beautiful and compelling love story.