Kennett Square author publishes book about Italian immigrant grandmother


The journey of lifea new book by Josephine B. Pasquarello, has been published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

Based on the real experiences of the author’s paternal grandmother, The journey of life tells the story of a young Italian immigrant peasant who traveled to South Philadelphia in search of a better life and love. Geltrude Carmela DiLullo traveled from Italy to the United States at the turn of the 20th century as part of an arranged marriage. Along the way, and with a lot of hard work and dedication, Geltrude – or Carmela, as she preferred to be called – overcame tremendous obstacles. These challenges included her solo journey across the seas, overcoming illness and betrayal, finding love in the life arranged for her, and starting a legacy for her family, which is still thriving today.

Pasquarello is a writer and speaker passionate about her Italian heritage, her hometown of Philadelphia, and her family life. As a writer, she regularly contributes short stories to several periodicals. His first book, Love & Loyalty was published in 2017 and is available to purchase now from the Dorrance Bookstore online.

An entrepreneur, Pasquarello has operated several successful small businesses in the Philadelphia area over the years with the same hard work, love and dedication her family instilled in her.

Tenth of twelve children, Pasquarello was raised in Philadelphia by an Italian immigrant mother, from a simple background to succeed in her life. Now a mother and grandmother, she loves to travel, especially to small towns in Italy, and Broadway musicals.

The journey of life is a 306-page paperback with a retail price of $20.00 (eBook $15.00). The ISBN is 978-1-6386-7265-4. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


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