Poems and Musings by Dona Carol Bartoli

Compiled by Larry Lowrimore, Dean Smith, and Mary Wilson

In this posthumous collection of poetry and writings, Dona Carol Bartoli leads us from poem to poem and we receive the fruit of a rich intellectual life. What you will experience in the ensuing pages is a rare gift that we did not know even existed. We knew that she wrote poems but had no idea of the output until it blossomed all around us in the days after her passing. She lived, loved, and created a world filled with beautiful things with an endless intensity. Encompassing more than sixty years of her life, these works reveal the elaborate and evolving music of her soul.

All proceeds from the sale of this book will go to cancer research.

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How It Was

A humorous look at Catholic parenting in the 1950’s

If you remember “Duck and Cover” Nuns with yardsticks used as weapons on knuckles and knees…  If you grew up Catholic in the 1950s or early 1960s, or if you know someone who did…  If you’ve seen the play “Late Nite Catechism” and it brought you back to your own parochial school days, and you laughed so hard you had a stomachache for days…  If you remember How It Was…

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A Matter of Guilt/Nubi Dal Passato

A mystery, based on a true story

Co-written with my friend & writing partner, Mariella Biagini, A Matter of Guilt is a short story written in both English and Italian, published together in one, two-sided book. The Italian title, Nubi Dal Passato, translates in English to “Clouds of the Past.”

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The Letter

A Novella

More than 75 years after it was sent, a letter arrives at the home of Helen Monaghan on the day of her grandfather’s funeral, which leaves her wondering “Who am I?” A trip back in time to the Irish War for Independence holds the answer.

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