Experience once again the smell of grandma’s freshly-baked pies resting on the windowsill, sprigs of homegrown herbs and spices drifting in on the early morning air, and the scent of freshly cut hay wafting in through the screen door.
Author Susan Pastorius transports her readers back to a time and place where the simple was elegant, and love and tenderness were commonplace.
Relive the times when tire swings hung from the limbs of large oaks and the local creek was crowded in the summertime with laughing children jumping from ropes into crystal-clear waters.
Weaving the threads which form the fabric of a loving, close-knit family, and revealing times spent growing up with her grandparents, Susan Pastorius openly and honestly reveals herself—and those around her—in this coming-of-age tale encapsulating her life from ages five to eighteen.
Since an early age, Susan had been fascinated by her grandmother, Alma Pastorius, and often looked upon her and her somewhat magical abilities with respect and wonder.
A private woman of immense depth, Alma is one of those rare individuals whose true beauty is uncovered over the course of time, for their nature is to consistently surprise others with their boundless energy and love.
Knowing Alma: A Story of Family, Love, and Understanding unveils the special relationships built between grandparents and their grandchildren. It captures the learning, understanding, acceptance, and love that come with the bonds of family.
“Susan Pastorius delivers an eloquent dedication to her family with a masterful delivery of detailed prose and exceptional dialog,” said Kathie McGuire, director of Brighton Publishing LLC. “The author has broken away from the common memoir mold with Knowing Alma, offering her readers a profound understanding of character, time, and place.”