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Follow Your Heart

Susanna Tamaro

Follow Your Heart

Bompiani

Year: 1994

Pages: 176

In a series of poignant letters, Olga, an elderly Italian woman, writes to her teenaged granddaughter, trying to encourage her independence and self-fulfillment as she relates the painful lessons of her own life and that of her daughter.


Winner of the Donna Città di Roma 1994 prize and an international bestseller, Follow Your Heart  is a profoundly moving and beautifully crafted meditation on existence. Driven by her fear of rapidly approaching death, an elderly woman decides to write a long letter to her granddaughter in the form of a diary. Part love letter and part confession, it is the legacy of an old woman finally brave enough to acknowledge that she has repressed her feelings and submitted to convention for far too long. Retelling her life story, she seeks to impart the wisdom that the only worthwhile journey is the journey to find the original voice hidden inside us.


Over 25 million copies sold worldwide.


Rights sold:
Basque Country (Igela Argitaletxea)
Brazil (Rocco Ltda/ Verus)
Catalonia (Proa)
Denmark (Saga Egmont)
Georgia (Elf Publishing House)
Germany (Diogenes Verlag)
Greece (Livani Publishing)
Indonesia (Noura Books)
Korea (Taeil & Sodam Publishing)
Norway (Gyldendal Norsk Forlag)
Portugal (Presença)
Romania (Grup Media Litera)
Serbia (Vulkan Publishing)
Simplified Chinese (Beijing Dingwen Publishing)
Slovenia (Cakarjeva Zalozba)
Spain (Planeta)
Sri Lanka (Subhavi Publishers)
Sweden (Forum Bonnier Forlagen)
Turkey (Can)
Vietnam (Tre Publishing Co)

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