Let Me Tell You About Books

Let Me Tell You About Books


Year: 2013

Pages: 253, paperback

“My mother and father are the stories that I would have liked to write and read, regardless of their spelling errors, typos, wrinkled and burnt pages…” In this touching memoir, Christian Mascheroni recounts the bond that he and his mother, Eva, shared over their love of books. Originally from Vienna but married to an Italian, Eva was an extraordinary woman who saw the world through literature. Amidst the chaos of Christian’s childhood and Eva’s struggle with depression, a love for books burnt in their hearts. Each chapter is a childhood memory entwined with the story of a book that made a difference in their lives. Above all, this memoir is an homage to the author’s mother, who taught him the importance of reading, because “you are what you read”.