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Deeply Rooted in Faith & Family

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Ever dream of pulling up roots and creating a new life and home in the country where your ancestral roots began? Ever wonder if you had the courage to re-invent yourself in a new place? Does Italy, in particular, seem to be calling you?

Deeply Rooted is a sensitive weaving of a family chronicle with the story of an unanticipated life transition. It begins with the author pr
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Paperback, 290 pages
Published 2001 by Ginda Ayd Simpson
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Judy Enos
Sep 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Review by Judy Enos

Deeply rooted like the olive,
With a sweetness like the vine,
Fresh memories become new branches
As the old ones become entwined.

With this verse, Ginda Simpson gives the reader both the theme and the heart of her second book, Deeply Rooted, In faith & family. The cover alone, a sensitive watercolor of the southern Italian landscape that cradles the Church of Santa Lucia, illustrated by the author, makes you want to own this book. Reading it makes you want to keep it as a cher
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Aug 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
In Deeply Rooted in Faith & Family, Simpson invites us with her and her husband as they transplant their lives from Egypt to Umbria, the Green Heart of Italy.

We follow Simpson through her travails with the infamous Italian bureaucracy, her time in Florence learning new crafts and perfecting her Italian, her constant deep faith in God, and, perhaps most intimately, her reconnection with her Calabrese family.

During the course of the book, Simpson shares many details of Italian living that ever
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Born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1948, Ginda Ayd Simpson is one of twelve children. She has lived in Italy, Germany and Egypt and has traveled extensively in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, India, Russia and in China. Married to Michael Simpson, Ginda and her husband have three married daughters and five grandchildren.

Educated in the United States and Italy, Ginda has degrees in Italian and French
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