by Joseph Sciuto


by Joseph Sciuto


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Joe is the successful screenwriter behind a series of blockbuster movies, but his personal life is in shambles. He hasn’t had a date in over eighteen years, and his relationship with the daughter he raised by himself has gone off the rails. Once a sweet and affectionate child, Sofia’s personality changed dramatically in her early teens, and her increasingly explosive, irrational behavior has wreaked havoc on Joe’s family back home in the Bronx.

During a visit with a specialist after experiencing neck pain, Joe meets a Kentucky-born beauty, Jennifer, who is a pediatric oncology nurse, and over lunch they hit it off. Joe soon learns how affable, charming, intelligent, and compassionate Jennifer is, and quickly moves to make room for her in his life. For the first time in decades, he can see the possibility of a real romantic relationship, but it’s not long before Sofia’s behavior begins to interfere with his one chance at love.

As the relationships between the daughter, the nurse, and Joe intertwine, Joe discovers what it means to be a family, and he learns just how dark life can be for those whose families are torn apart by illness and loss. His grasp of what’s really important shifts from the make-believe world of the movies to the everlasting hope that we can all make a positive difference for those fighting just to live.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781771803526
Publisher: Iguana Books
Publication date: 06/27/2019
Pages: 254
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Joseph Sciuto was born and raised in New York City where he spent his early years listening to his Italian-American grandmother's vivid stories about how their family was responsible for building much of the impressive Manhattan skyline, including the Empire State Building. The rich flavor of her stories about their family's heritage still works its way through his writing. Sciuto holds degrees from both John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Stony Brook University and a certificate in film studies from New York University. After studying psychology, film, theater, literature, and English as an undergraduate, he relocated to Southern California to attend graduate school at Loyola Marymount University, where he studied writing and film.
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