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  • Letter from the President - Oct. 2014



    Did you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month? We have all heard how healthy diets can help us prevent some illnesses with mounting evidence to support this. What should I eat? What foods should I avoid? It’s a matter of looking at food as an asset for maintaining and improving health and making positive choices.   So, let’s talk seriously about this. For our October meeting Dr. Steve Chiola, a Naturopathic Physician, will come to do just that.

    I also had theopportunity to interview Angela Scipioni in Camogli and her sister Julie in Rochester NY via Skype about their novel, Iris &Lily. I’ve known Angela for years and followed her through the birth of this book she co- wrote with her sister. The interview is in this newsletter so I’ll let them tell their story.

    See you soon!

  • Iris & Lily: A Story of Two Sisters



    Angela and Julie Scipioni, sisters and co-authors of  the novel Iris & Lily, were born in Rochester, NY.  Angela currently lives in Liguria, Italy, and Julie in New York State. Iris & Lily was published in Italy by Bompiani in 2014. The original English version is available online in digital format. How did you get the idea of writing a novel together, and how long did it take?Angela:  Julie and I have been writing our whole lives, in one form or another, for work and for pleasure. I’ve always fantasized about writing a novel, but could never seem to get started. One day I mentioned it to Julie in an email, and we started talking about how much fun we could have writing a novel together.  We imagined using two fictitious counterparts, two sisters who by  writing about their past would discover that things did not always happen the way one or the other remembered.  Before we knew it, we found ourselves face to face with Iris and Lily. We gave them a large, chaotic family like ours to grow up in, and made them share a bed, and clothes, and dreams. We wanted to see where they would take us. It took us four full years  to find out.

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