Remember the time you spent with your grandparents?
Susan Pastorius weaves the threads which form the fabric of a loving family and tells of the times she spent with her grandparents growing up. She openly and honestly reveals herself—and those around her—in this coming of age tale encapsulating her life from ages five to eighteen. Times that helped to mold her personality and give her strength of character.
She discovers and becomes fascinated—and even enthralled—by the magical woman who is her grandmother, Alma Pastorius. A private woman of immense depth, wonder, and life, Alma is one of those rare individuals who only reveal their true beauty over time, for their nature is to grow and surprise with boundless energy and love.
Knowing Alma reveals the special relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren, and the secrets that they share. It captures the learning, understanding, acceptance, and love that come with family.
Knowing Alma is a vibrant return to the classical American memoir.
“Memoirs are different from biographies, and most memoirists struggle to understand and relate that difference successfully to their readers,” said Kathie McGuire, director of Brighton Publishing LLC. “Susan Pastorius has broken away from the mold with Knowing Alma, offering her readers both a finely-crafted story, as well as a look into her own personal world that is candid, direct, and pleasing.”