In this book, the author, Diana Pishner Walker, celebrates her West Virginia/Italian heritage by telling a love story between a man who moved from Italy to West Virginia as a boy and his childhood friend, still back in Italy, who corresponds with him and then immigrates to West Virginia to marry him. The characters are drawn as bunnies to add a little whimsey to the tale. “Growing up in a loving and caring Italian family taught me ethics, principles and traditions I value today. Through my Italian grandparents, parents and family, my life has been truly enriched. Diana Pishner Walker captures the essence of one of the most sacred Italian customs, the sacrament of marriage.” --Roman W. Prezioso, Jr. “This is a book for all ages that will most definitely appeal to children, as well as adults. For many years, animals, such as the Riepule family, have told stories through literature. Diana continues this practice of telling her story to the reader through the eyes of bunnies...while promoting a love for reading.” --Mrs. Donna Metz. The author, Diana Pishner Walker, was born and raised in Clarksburg, West Virginia. She now lives in Fairmont, West Virginia. This is her third book.
Terra Alta, West Virginia: Headline Kids, 2019. 32 pages illustrated in full color on each page by Ashley Teets. 8.75” X 8.75” hardback with pictorial cover.